Spanish striker Alvaro Morata completes his move from Real Madrid to Juventus on a five-year contract.
Alvaro Morata’s future at Real Madrid came under immense speculations this summer with a host of clubs chasing his signature. Italian club Juventus have now confirmed that the 21-year-old has completed his move to Turin after completing his medical.
Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg have all been linked with a move for the Spanish U-21 international. Arsene Wenger has been interested in Morata since January, when Real Madrid turned down Arsenal’s bid to sign him on loan. The London club were believed to be pursuing the Real Madrid striker in this transfer window as well, along with Wolfsburg.
But Juventus defeated all competitions and agreed a fee of £15.8m for Morata and the Spaniard has now signed a five-year contract after completing his medical. The Italian club also revealed that Real Madrid have inserted a buy-back clause in this contract and can acquire him in 2016 or 2017 for a fee upto 30m euros.
“Juventus Football Club can today announce that Alvaro Morata has signed a five-year contract with the club after a fee of € 20 million, to be paid over three years, was agreed with Real Madrid.
“The deal includes the option for Real Madrid to reacquire the player’s registration rights at the end of the 2015/16 or 2016/17 campaigns, at predetermined values, up to a maximum of €30 million. These values will be based on the number of matches played by Morata in the relevant season.” – Read an official statement released by Juventus.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 19, 2014
Morata also expressed his delight at having secured this move and insisted that he is ready to ‘tackle’ the rigours of Italian football.
“Juve are one of the best clubs in the world, and the best in Italy. I am keen to contribute to the pursuit of further success.
“I’ve spoken to Allegri and I have a strong desire to get to work.
“I’ve wanted to play for Juve for a long time and the club have always shown a strong interest in me.
“I feel ready. I know it will be hard, but I’m ready to tackle Serie A head on.” – Morata said on social media.