Today in Italy, rumors of Alvaro Morata’s return to La Liga and Atletico Madrid have resurfaced. According to Diario AS, Juventus will be forced to make cuts next season due to the economic crisis that has engulfed the club, especially if Cristiano Ronaldo stays.
Morata, the current La Roja captain, is one of the players who could be cut during this process. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the certainty Juventus had about the Spaniard’s future in the winter has vanished, and while the player still wants to stay, he recognizes that his future isn’t entirely in his hands.
Juventus are said to be unwilling to pay the €45 million purchase option included in the loan deal that brought Morata to Turin, but could extend the loan for another season for a fee of €10 million, the same as this season. However, they are considering allowing the player to return to Spain.
If they get an extra year, the purchase option will drop from €45 million to €35 million next summer. However, given their current financial situation, it’s difficult to imagine them agreeing to part with such funds. How Juventus finishes the season will determine a lot. They face Napoli tomorrow in a game that will determine whether or not they will be able to compete in the Champions League next season.
Source: Football Espana