Alvaro Morata has admitted he is “tired” of the discussion over his future at Real Madrid weigh-up a clause in his contract that will allow them to sign the Juventus striker from the start of July, with reports that the former Real striker will be immediately sold on to another club.
Morata has a buy-out clause of €30m [£23.6m] in his contract that can only be activated by his former club Real from the 1 July. It has been widely reported though that Real will look to sell Morata on for as much as £50m, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United linked with the Spain forward.
The 23-year-old will head to France with Spain for the
Euro 2016 Championship after being named in Vicente del Bosque’s squad, but after previously admitting that he does not know where his future lies beyond the Euros, he has said that the constant talk of a Real return and the ‘will he, won’t he’ reports are being to grind him down.
“Everything I say now will be taken one way or the other. I said which player would not want to go to the best team in the world [Madrid], not that it’s my wish or that I would,” Morata said on Spanish TV show Al Primer Toque on Onda Cero.
“It’s clear that everyone, every player, wants to go to play at Real Madrid but I think that if there isn’t the space you need, it isn’t the most appropriate thing.
“I hope this is all [taken care of] as quickly as possible. Honestly, I’m already tired of the subject of repurchase or not repurchase. I want to stop relying on others and only depend on myself. I hope it ends soon.”
Morata left Real for £15m in 2014 and helped Juventus win the Serie A the following season as well as reach the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Real’s arch-rivals Barcelona. The striker has starred once again this season, with Juventus winning both the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia, but Real can choose to sign him for a larger fee of £23.6m – representing a £7.6m loss on a player they allowed to leave the club because he wasn’t seeing enough first-team opportunities.
Real are considering the move though because there is significant interest in Morata to sign him from the recently crowned Champions League winners. Should Morata decide to move again this summer, a fee of at least £38m is expected to be required in order to get permission from Real to speak to the player, although reports have claimed he is valued much closer to £50m by the Spanish side.