Juventus are apparently keen to keep hold of Alvaro Morata this summer, but with Real Madrid’s buy-back clause and several clubs chasing his signature they admit it will be “complicated”, as reported by talkSPORT.
The 23-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Arsenal, and with his game time severely reduced due to the form of Paulo Dybala this season, an escape from Turin could be exactly what he’s after.
The Serie A side insist they want to keep hold of him, but club director Beppe Marotta didn’t exactly sound positive about their chances when he was quizzed about the Spanish star’s future.
“We want to keep Alvaro with us, that’s our clear objective,” Marotta said.
“It will be very complicated though, it doesn’t depend on us. The lad is having a wonderful time here though, he’s very happy. Juventus is his natural habitat.”
The report suggests Real Madrid are planning to activate their buy-back clause simply to sell him on for a profit, and with a number of suitors that seems more than possible. His goalscoring form hasn’t exactly been great recently, but he showed during his first season with Juventus that he’s capable of truly great things.
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If he can replicate that form on a regular basis he’d be a fantastic signing, but can we really afford to spend a huge amount on him based on his current form?