Alvaro Morata inks Juventus deal

July 20, 2014
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Alvaro MorataJuventus have made the first major signing of the summer transfer window having recruited Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

The long-drawn negotiations were successfully concluded few days ago, allowing the talented footballer to move to Turin in a €20 million deal.

Real Madrid will have the option to buy the player back at the end of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons for an undisclosed amount that will not exceed €30 million.

Alvaro Morata arrives in Turin to increase competition for places up front after Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella left the club.

Having shown a great deal of potential at Santiago Bernabeu, the 21-year-old should get even more first team opportunities in Italian Serie A, although it won’t be easy for him to nail down a regular starting berth with Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Sebastian Giovinco currently in front of him in the pecking order.

Even with Antonio Conte leaving the post, the Bianconeri remain 2.20 (6/5) favourites to lift their fourth successive league trophy.

Few more big name signings could follow in the coming weeks, with Juventus reportedly agreeing a €1.7 million deal for Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra.

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