Tuttosport: Morata could return to Juve following Milik injury


Juventus could make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, potentially making it his third stint at the club. Tuttosport report how Juventus’ plans for the upcoming season have taken an unexpected turn following the injury to Arek Milik. The Polish international is set to undergo medical examinations today, but early indications suggest he will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.

This injury not only rules him out of the European Championship but also from the initial phase of pre-season preparations under new coach Thiago Motta. As a result, the possibility of Milik being transferred has diminished.

Despite Milik’s setback, Tuttosport reports that Morata’s chances of returning to Juventus as a backup for Dusan Vlahovic are increasing. The Spanish striker, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid, is reportedly willing to reduce his salary to facilitate the move.

Morata has expressed a strong preference to leave Atletico Madrid only for a return to Italy, specifically to don the Juventus jersey once again. The striker has reportedly dismissed lucrative offers from Saudi Arabia, which Atleti would prefer for financial reasons. Instead, Morata is keen on rejoining Juventus, where he previously played from 2014-2016 and 2020-2022. Familiar with the club and its environment, Morata believes a return to Juventus could reignite his career outside Spain.

Currently under contract with Atletico Madrid until 2026, Morata enjoyed a successful season, scoring over 20 goals. His current salary exceeds €5 million  per year, but he has shown a willingness to take a pay cut for a return to Juventus, as he did in 2020.


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