The 28-year-old forward will spend another Serie A season, with the Turin side having to shell out € 10m for the privilege
Juventus have opted to extend Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata’s loan deal for a second season, Goal can confirm.
Morata arrived temporarily at the Turin giants last summer, with Juventus having the option of extending the deal for a year, buying the Spain international or terminating the deal this summer.
And Juve have opted to retain the 28-year-old forward, with the deal set to cost him an additional € 10million (£ 8.5million / $ 12million).
Why are Juventus keeping Morata?
Morata was impressive in front of goal for Juventus last season as he scored 20 goals in 44 outings.
In addition, the appointment of Massimiliano Allegri was important in this agreement. Allegri has worked with Morata before and has had some very good results with the former Real Madrid and Chelsea hitman, while the player also has a strong desire to stay with the Turin squad.
Nevertheless, Juventus, whose financial difficulties are well known, have tried to get a discount on loan fees for the striker, but Atletico Madrid have rejected the attempt.
Due to these parameters, Allegri returns to the squad at a difficult time, although the qualification for next season’s Champions League, which was achieved on the last day of the season, should mean more flexibility. financial.
Either way, Morata gives Juve a sense of continuity in their squad, despite the new cycle they are working towards.