Mercato – Juventus Turin: Max Allegri closes the door on the departure of Alvaro Morata, who will not « budge » from Italy
Spain’s international striker Alvaro Morata will not leave Juventus Turin during the winter transfer window in January, Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri assured Wednesday. « Morata does not leave« , he assured at a press conference while Italian and Spanish media spoke of FC Barcelona’s interest in the 29-year-old striker, currently on loan from Atlético Madrid.
A powerful and important player
« Above all, Alvaro is a player who scored 20 goals last season and this year already 7, without taking penalties or free kicks. He is a powerful and important player« , said Allegri on the eve of the resumption in Serie A, Thursday against Naples.
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« He is seen as someone who is missing something, but he is not. I spoke to him and told him he would not move. He can have peace of mind, the file is closedMorata is on loan for the second consecutive season at Juve. The Italian club, which did not exercise the possible purchase option in June, can still buy him definitively at the end of the season Otherwise, the striker will return to Atlético, where he is under contract until 2023.
Plans B are still sought after
According to the Italian press, Juventus nevertheless surveyed Paris SG for a possible loan from Argentinian Mauro Icardi in the event of Morata’s departure in January. The Italian club is also keeping an eye on Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina) or Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), even if his finances in the red do not allow him to splurge. Allegri has thus confirmed that the workforce should remain broadly unchanged, with only one officially desired change: to part ways with Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, who is not in his plans.
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