Young Spanish forward Alvaro Morata had a decent season with Juventus in 2014-2015 and hopes to continue his growth and development as a player at the Italian club.
The 23-year-old Spaniard scored 15 goals last season, including the one that sunk former club Real Madrid during the Champions League semi-finals, and there have been numerous reports of him planning to return to his boyhood club, who retain the option of signing him back for a 30 million.
“Juventus signed a youngster who played little time at Real Madrid, not Europe’s top goalscorer,” he told Onda Cero [via Goal.com].
“We are talking with Juventus to renew my contract, but there is no hurry.”
“I needed to leave Real Madrid,” he said. “That took me time to accept, but I think I win with the change.”
Return to Real?
Morata also denied the rumours surrounding him about a possible return to his former club.
“As for Real Madrid rumours, I let it all slide off me,” he said, according to goal.com. “The only thing that interests me is playing as much as possible for Juve and winning titles, as after that anything people say is not my problem.”
“I know that I have to do better, that I havena t been as consistent as last season and so far I havena t played at my level. I need to get back there and surpass it, seeing as I am only 23 and hope to improve further.
“I am very happy where I am and am not thinking of any other club. Ita s true there are many things that are not up to me, but I repeat I am happy at Juventus and have no intention of changing.”
Morata will develop better in Italy
The 23-year-old is getting regular game time at Juventus and it would be a wise decision to stay at the club. Real Madrid already boast a potent attacking force and the introduction of an inexperienced youngster up front is not something that the club is known to do.
The pressure of playing for Real Madrid is also a huge factor to take into consideration, as the fans and the management want nothing but the best from the players and will dump them if they do not fit the bill. The unceremonious departures of many former players and managers for failing to live up to expectations is proof of that.