Saturday September 5 2020
Morata potential for Juventus return?

All signs point to Luis Suarez, but agent Giovanni Branchini claims Juventus will bring back Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid.

The Bianconeri are seeking a new centre-forward, as Gonzalo Higuain is negotiating an early termination by mutual consent.

Multiple sources in Spain and Italy suggest Suarez has agreed personal terms for a two-year contract worth €10m net per season, plus an option for a third year.

“I don’t think Juve’s next centre-forward will be Moise Kean, Suarez, Edin Dzeko or Edinson Cavani,” noted agent Branchini told Radio Deejay.

“I believe Juve will aim to bring back Morata.”

It would be a return to Turin, as Morata was purchased from Real Madrid for €20m in July 2014, but the Merengues activated their option to buy him back for €30m in 2016.

The Spaniard has struggled to recapture the form he had at Juventus, struggling at Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

He turns 28 next month and Spanish reports maintain Atleti will want €80m to release him, although Juventus could offer a series of player exchanges.