After much speculation finally, Alvaro Morata joins Juventus. The Serie A club has confirmed the signing of the Spanish striker from Atletico Madrid, after failing to land Edin Dzeko from Roma. The La Liga club has confirmed the signing of Luis Suarez as a replacement for Morata. The Spanish forward will return to the Serie A champions. Pirlo is trying to reorganize his team and has already started the season with a win. The deal was a swift one with not so much of speculation. Morata joins Juventus and the signing has been announced by the club on their official website as well as social media.
Morata joins Juventus: Contract Details
Alvaro Morata joins Juventus in a year loan deal, which will cost £8m/$11m with an option to buy by paying €45m for the Spanish striker. Pirlo was in search of a positive striker and so decided to bring Morata back to Turin.
Morata’s Career At A Glance
As Alvaro Morata joins Juventus, let’s have a look at his career till now. Morata started his youth career in Atletico Madrid in 2005. In 2008 he joined Real Madrid and appeared in the Real Madrid C team. In 2010 while playing for the Juvenile A team he scored 34 goals with 2 titles. He was then promoted to Real Madrid Castilla. He made his Castilla debut on 29th August 2010 in a 3-2 win against Coruxo. He scored 45 goals in 83 appearances for the Castilla.
Later that season he was also promoted to the first team and made his debut by coming on as a substitute for Angel Di Maria. He played his first full match against FC Barcelona where he assisted Benzema in a 2-1 win. The next season he became a regular member of the squad under Carlo Ancelotti and scored 8 goals, also won the UCL and Laliga in that season.
In the summer transfer window in 2014, he joined Juventus on a 5-year deal for a fee of €20m with a buy-back clause. He played 2 seasons for the Old Lady and made 63 appearances with 15 goals. During this period, he won the Coppa Italia twice, Serie A twice, and once Super Coppa Italiana. On 21st June 2016, Morata once again joined Real Madrid for €30m pounds. On return to the Santiago Bernabeu, he made 26 appearances and scored 15 goals and won the LaLiga 2016/17, UCL 2016/17, UEFA Super Cup, and Fifa Club World Cup.
Next season Chelsea signed Morata as their new striker with a club-record signing of £60m. Morata made his debut against Arsenal in the Community Sheild Match where Chelsea lost the match in penalties with Morata missing out on penalties. The Blues finished fifth in the table. He played 2 seasons with the Blues and made 47 appearances and scoring 16 goals.
On 27th January 2019, he went back to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal. He made his debut against Real Betis in a 0-1 away loss. In the next transfer window, Atletico Madrid confirmed the permanent signing of Morata from Chelsea for £58m and he finally joined them from 1st July 2020.
What change can the Spanish forward bring to Turin
Andrea Pirlo has been looking for a positive striker since the time he joined the club as a manager. Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi joined Inter Miami as he was not in plans of Pirlo. Morata is a very experienced and good striker and having the experience of playing in Turin can propel the chances of him coping up easily with the team and management.
Morata is a very versatile player and can play as a link-up player as well. His finishing is very accurate and he is also a prolific penalty taker. His inclusion in the team will highly benefit Juventus. The Serie A club lacks the player with such finishing instinct and Morata could be just the perfect signing for them to bolster their attack and fight for the UCL.
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