Juventus, one of Europe’s leading clubs, have been flying in recent years but it seems there could be wholesale changes this summer, with those in the Transfer Tavern discussing the effect new money in the Premier League could make.
The Daily Express cites Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta as admitting concern that the Turin giants will lose Alvaro Morata this summer, with the Spanish striker emerging as a top-target for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is desperate for a leading striker to add to his squad and 23-year-old Morata is seen as the perfect fit, whilst Arsenal’s hopes of signing the forward and boosted by reports Real Madrid will re-sign the player and then sell to the highest bidder.
With the Spanish giants possessing a buy-back clause in Morata’s contract, following the player’s transfer to join Juventus in 2014, the Turin outfit will be helpless to defend themselves against such a move- and this has got Marotta worried.
“The fact of Morata staying or not isn’t totally down to Juventus. The clause? It’s the sword of Damocles hanging over the player’s stay. It was the only condition in taking him to Turin.”
With Real Madrid looking for funds to complete their own squad overhaul this summer, selling Morata for a profit is certainly appealing.
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