Morata takes a swipe at Juve; ‘tired’ of transfer talk

Date published: Thursday 2nd June 2016 6:11

Alvaro Morata: Wants a raise

Alvaro Morata: Wants a raise

Alvaro Morata says he receives “a lot more service” playing for Spain than he does playing for Max Allegri’s Juventus.

The 23-year-old striker, who scored twice on Wednesday in Spain’s 6-1 demolition of South Korea, took a swipe at his Serie A side and his club boss after revealing his frustrations over his future.

Morata has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin this summer with Arsenal and Chelsea both chasing the former Real Madrid forward.

Madrid have a buy-back option on Morata worth €30m and they are expected to exercise that this summer before immediately selling him on for around double that fee.

But Morata, who now has to play a waiting game regarding his contract clause, has revealed his frustration with his situation and the style of play at Juventus, where he scored 12 goals in 47 appearances this season.

“It is a pleasure to play for Spain. The style is different to what I’m used to. I get a lot more service and consequently have many more scoring opportunities.

“Real Madrid is not suited to me if there’s no room to play,” Morata told Onda Cero.

“I hope it can all be resolved as quickly as possible. I am tired of this constant talk of the buy-back option and depending on the decisions of other people. I just want to depend on myself.”

Mediaset Premium on Thursday report that Arsenal are ready to offer €60m for the striker, but with Real hoping for €65m that has opened the door for Antonio Conte at Chelsea who is also hoping to wrap up a deal for the player.

Meanwhile, Morata also hit back at reports that he called for a return to Real Madrid.

“I merely said that any player in the world would like to play for Real Madrid, as it is the biggest club in the world. I never said it was my personal desire to go there.

“Everyone wants to play for Real, but if there is no room to play, then it is not the right place to go,” added Morata.


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