Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata confirms “Napoli approached me this summer, but I could never go there out of respect for Juventus.”
The Spain international spent two years at Juve before Real Madrid activated their buy-back option for €30m.
This evening he was decisive with a last-gasp goal to beat Sporting CP 2-1 in the Champions League opener.
“I was sad to leave Juventus, but this is football,” Morata told Mediaset Premium.
“Juve is my second home and I want them to win always, except when they are playing against Real Madrid. They wanted me here in Madrid and I am a professional.
“I was at the best club in Italy with Juventus.”
There were reports that Napoli had approached Morata and Real Madrid after Gonzalo Higuain joined Juve for €90m.
“It’s true, Napoli spoke to the agent who is representing me, but I could never go there out of respect for Juve, which is my second home.”
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