Juventus complete the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

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Real Madrid and Juventus have finally agreed to the transfer of Alvaro Morata in a deal that will see the academy graduate join the Serie A Champions for €18 million according to the Marca.

Second fiddle

The 21-year old, a product of the Real Madrid youth academy, impressed at the Bernabeu last season scoring nine goals despite limited opportunities, however the player requested a move away from the Madrid giants after realising he will continue to play second fiddle behind the first choice strike trio of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo.

Los Blanco's officials, reportedly stated that they would not stand in the way of the 21-year old following his interest in joining Serie A Champions Juventus, although they were reluctant to cut ties with the player altogether.

Buy-out clause

As a result, Juventus were more than happy to insert a buy-back clause in the deal which is thought to be around €30 million, providing Real the opportunity of renewing their relationship with the player down the line.

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The striker attracted interest from Arsenal, Wolffsburg and Juventus with the player deciding to opt for the Serie A Champions where he will link up with another Spaniard, Fernando Llorente.

Conte resignation

The deal was expected to be completed early last week however the sudden resignation of Juventus coach Antonio Conte stalled the closure of the deal.

Conte stunned Juventus by resigning from the club he has spent most of his career as a player and a manager, for reasons that are thought to be a difference of opinion with the board over the summer transfer dealings.

Former AC Milan tactician Massimiliano Allegri took over on a €2 million-a-year deal for two years. As a result of the sudden turmoil in Turin, Morata decided to return home and wait for his future to be decided.


Allegri apparently reassured the player that the decision to buy him was a club decision and not one made by the former coach, and despite the managerial changes, the club was still very interested in acquiring his services.

Great signing for Juventus

Morata is born and bred in Madrid, however warming the bench at Real would have halted his development, and the challenge that awaits in Turin not only provides him with the opportunity of first team football with a European heavyweight, but the chance to showcase his skills in the UEFA Champions League.

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