According to reports, Real Madrid have begun the process to bring back Alvaro Morata from Juventus.
According to Calciomercato (via Football-Italia), Real Madrid have started the ‘bureaucratic process’ of paying Juventus €30m. However, the deal cannot be made official before the transfer window opens.
The report claims that after buying him back, Real could sell him back for more than over €50m to any potential suitors. Before Morata made the switch to the Bianconeri in 2014, Madrid inserted a buy back clause in his contract. According to the report, a decision regarding Morata’s future might have already been made. A stay at Madrid is also a possibility if Zidane wishes it.
Juventus could try and buy him back immediately after selling him, but it is unlikely that they will be able to match Real’s asking price. Juventus would likely use the money from the buy back clause in pursuit of a better player. Juventus have been linked with other Madrid players like Isco, Danilo and James. It is possible that if any sort of negotiations for these players were to take place, Morata could be involved in a swap deal.
From the Biaconeri to Los Blancos
Since joining in 2014, Morata has gone on to be an integral player for Juventus. Helping them to consecutive League titles and a Champions League final. This season might not have been his best individually, his undoubted talent and great potential have garnered interest from Europe’s top clubs nonetheless.
Some notable clubs that have been linked with him this summer are Chelsea, who are undergoing a rebuilding job; Arsenal, who are desperately looking for a top striker and Manchester United, where he could be reunited with Jose Mourinho, the man who gave him his Real Madrid debut.
It is clear that the young Spaniard has no shortage of suitors, however a lot will depend on the upcoming Euros in France. He will have the attention of some major clubs and 23 year old will have a chance to shine for his national team. Whether he takes that chance well, may end up determining his destination for the upcoming season.