Former Real Madrid player and Los Blancos target Alvaro Morata has claimed he wants to stay at Juventus, despite rumours he might return to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The Spanish striker is in Belarus with the Spanish national team for a European Championship qualifying game. Asked at a press conference about his future, Morata made his preferences clear.
“I’m happy at Juventus. I still have to prove I can give them more than they have given me. I’m really fine, I want to keep working there and also playing for the national team. That’s what I would like the most,” he confessed.
Morata helped Juve conquer the Serie A and the Italian Coppa, and also reach the final of the Champions League. The 22-year-old made 45 appearances for the Vecchia Signora this season, scoring 15 goals.
“This has been a great year. I owe my club having made an important bid for me without having real motives to do it,” Morata admitted.
“It was a difficult change for me, because it was a new team, but I have been fine. I think it can still get better and I can close the season winning against Belarus. I’m happy to be here with Spain, and this is thanks to my club, because if I hadn’t made that decision [leaving Real Madrid] it’s highly unlikely that I would be here,” the Spanish forward concluded.
Morata left Real Madrid last summer after six years playing for Los Blancos youth teams. Should Florentino Perez want to bring him back, he would have to pay a 30-million-euro buy-back clause.