Ex-Chelsea Striker In Turin To Complete Juventus Transfer

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is closing in on a return to Italian champions Juventus on a loan deal.

The former Chelsea striker is already in Turin as confirmed by the Italians.

Morata is expected to sign for Juventus on loan for €9m with the option to sign permanently for €45m.

The Spanish international is in Juventus for his second spell after spending two years with the Serie A giants between 2014 and 2016.

Alvaro Morata returned to parent club from Real Madrid after he had scored 27 goals in 93 appearances during his two-year loan stay in Turin.

The 27-year-old won the Spanish La Liga title on his return to Real Madrid before the striker signed for Chelsea for a then club-record fee of around £60m.

The player didn’t have the best of times at Stamford Bridge prompting him to leave the Blues after 18 months.

Alvaro Morata initially signed for the Blues on loan before his transfer was made permanent towards the start of last summer.

He scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga in his first full season at the club.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is expected to replace him at Atletico Madrid.

The 33-year-old is surplus to requirements at Barcelona following the arrival of manager Ronald Koeman.

 

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