It’s finally official: Alvaro Morata will return to Real Madrid this summer.
The Spanish giants made it clear with a statement on Tuesday they would be activating the buy-back clause in the player’s contract for €30m to then integrate him as part of Zidane’s plans for next season’s preseason.
That is, at least the official line.
Whether this happens remains to be seen, with many other clubs interested in the Spanish striker, with many believing Real Madrid willing to accept any offer that would see them double their investment.
Regardless, this departure leaves Juventus with a big gap in their squad, one Allegri enjoys being filled when it comes to the Champions League, where Alvaro Morata shined in more than any other competition.
According to Tuttosport, alternatives are aplenty, but all are very expensive, including Edinson Cavani, currently contracted to Paris Saint-Germain.
Always reported as unhappy in the French capital by being in a certain Swede’s shadows, the Uruguayan striker now has the club to himself with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his way to (most likely) Manchester United, or at least away from PSG.
Unai Emery, touted to be announced as Laurent Blanc’s replacement next week, wants Cavani as his main striker at the Parisian club, but it all depends on what the player wants.
Cavani is said to have multiple offers from various clubs on the table, including two from Manchester United and Chelsea, who are both also looking for strikers.
Paris Saint-Germain want to renew the former Napoli star’s contract for another two years, which would demonstrate the faith they have in him to lead their attack for next season.
Ultimately, the decision remains Cavani’s.