Real Madrid have announced they’ve signed Alvaro Morata back from Juventus, after activating the buy back clause of €30m in his contract.
Juventus already have Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, and Simone Zaza in their squad, but the Serie A champions would still want to sign a replacement for Morata, because there’s safety in numbers and it would seem wrong not to.
A couple of months ago, Edinson Cavani was strongly linked with a move to Juventus, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure from Paris-Saint Germain has made things quite difficult for Juventus.
On Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport say Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is seen as an option to replace Morata, but he is deemed too expensive.
Everton are not interested in selling Lukaku, and Juventus will have to put at least €50m on table to even start negotiations. The situation hasn’t changed since Lukaku started being linked to Juventus, all along it’s seemed financially unlikely for the Turin club, but the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, prefers a move to Italy.
The growing acceptance of likely Lukaku failure in Italy may come as a relief for Everton fans, who’d definitely want the Belgian star to be a part of the Ronald Koeman era, as the Dutchman hopes to revive the Merseyside club and put them back in their place as one of England’s greats.