According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian news source, Real Madrid have told Juventus they will activate the buyback clause for striker Álvaro Morata. The former Castilla man will become the first signing of the summer.
Giuseppe Marotta, Juventus’ Director General confirmed the news to the Italian press, and it has since then echoed in the Spanish press. He also took the time to reiterate Paul Pogba’s importance for the bianconeri and their refusal to sell him.
Morata left the Santiago Bernabéu in summer 2014 after winning La Décima. Unhappy with his secondary role, it was a great chance to get the playing time he deserved. Because of this, the club included a buyback clause for the first two seasons.
Initially Los Blancos will include him in the North American preseason tour. During this trip, the striker will talk with coach Zinedine Zidane and understand the role he will play next season.
If all parts are satisfied, Morata will stay in the squad. If not, president Florentino Pérez has already set the selling price to 75 million euros. His role in the Euro 2016 will help the offers continue to arrive at the Bernabéu office.
It would be a shame to waste Morata’s skills and current progression, so everything must be considered and a proper conclusion must be reached. His future will be decided in the coming months.