Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata has revealed how Massimiliano Allegri persuaded him to stay at Juventus and how, if he had his way, he would always stay with the Bianconeri.

Morata, who has featured for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, returned to the Allianz Stadium in September 2020, and he was linked with a return to LaLiga during last month’s January transfer window, with Barcelona reportedly interested in signing him.

The rumour intensified following Juve’s high-profile acquisition of Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina.

“It’s not important now. I had a conversation with Allegri about it [Barca’s bid] – he told me that Dusan’s arrival would help me and so it has,” Morata said when asked about the move.

“I’m happy to be at Juventus – if it was up to me, I’d always stay here.”

Although the striker is only on loan from Atletico Madrid, the agreement includes a €45 million buyout option. However, it is unclear whether Juve would make the deal permanent or whether Morata will return to Atletico.

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