Morata reveals Real Madrid transfer clause

Date published: Thursday 24th March 2016 10:35

Alvaro Morata: recently linked with Chelsea

Alvaro Morata: recently linked with Chelsea

Reported Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal target Alvaro Morata has admitted that he could return to Real Madrid.

The Spain striker has scored 10 goals for Juventus this term and has just started showing signs of fulfilling his potential after making a £15.8million move from Real Madrid in July 2014.

Morata has struggled to settle into life in Serie A and in January he admitted suffering from “many problems in my mind”, but his recent performances in the Champions League against Bayern Munich have spurred the transfer speculation back into life.

And the 23-year-old has admitted that a return to his boyhood club is a real possibility.

“It’s difficult for me not knowing where I’ll be next season,” Morata told Cadena Ser.

“It’s a strange situation. I wish the matter could be solved soon. I’m happy here [at Juventus] but I want to know where I can buy a house.

“My return to Real is a concrete possibility because there is a deal.”

Juve are reportedly considering selling Morata in order to pursue the signing of Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani form Paris Saint-Germain.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all believed to be interested in the forward who had a buy-back clause inserted into his Juve contract when he signed from Real Madrid 18 months ago.

Real are believed to have an agreement that will give them first option on Morata for the next two summer transfer windows, but the Spanish side will be unable to sign players in 2017 unless their appeal against their transfer ban is successful.

Morata, who is in constant contact with Real director Emilio Butragueno,  has once again confirmed the clause, but admitted his destination does not have to be Madrid.

“It doesn’t have to be at Real Madrid,” Morata told Goal. “But what I want is to know where I am going to be and where I will spend the next few years.

“I’m always really grateful to Butragueno,” he said. “He asks me how I am doing, he congratulates me when I score… I will always be grateful.

“I believe you have to take care of the kids from the youth team, the ones coming through, and people like Butragueno know how to do that.

“He has worn the Real Madrid shirt, he came through the youth system and he was an international. He and others are concerned with how you are doing and many aspects.

“For example: I also speak with [Fernando] Morientes from time to time and it makes me proud because when I was little I would wait for him to sign my shirts.”

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