Negotiations for the signing of Alvaro Morata for Barcelona in this winter market, which opens on January 3, They are on the right path, as informed this Thursday to EFE sources of the operation.
The agreement involves three clubs: Juventus, in which the player is on loan from Atlético de Madrid; to the rojiblanco club itself, owner of its rights until 2023, and to the azulgrana team, which is emerging as its next destination.
At the request of Xavi Hernández, the Barcelona coach, the Spanish international striker is the target to continue with the winter reinforcements of the Catalan team, after the hiring of another soccer player from the Spanish team like Ferran Torres, and the club is already working on this, advancing in the operation for the second incorporation of Xavi’s new era.
Morata is on loan for the second year followed at Juventus by Atlético de Madrid, after the agreement reached last summer to extend the loan at the Italian club for ten million euros more, after the ‘bianconero’ group did not exercise the purchase option it had for 35 million euros at the end of its first year of assignment.
Barcelona, therefore, will need an agreement with both Juventus and Atlético to finalize the signing of Morata, who He has not entered into the plans of Diego Simeone, the Madrid team’s coach, in the last two seasons, after his departure in the summer of 2020 to the Italian Serie A to open space in the squad for the signing of Luis Suárez by the rojiblancos.
The 29-year-old attacker from Madrid, signed by Atlético de Madrid in January 2019, first on loan for a year and a half and then transferred in exchange for 55 million euros from Chelsea, would return a year and a half later to Spain, where He has already played for the rojiblanco team, with 22 goals in 61 official matches between all competitions, and for Real Madrid, with which he played 240 games, scored 82 goals and won thirteen titles, including two Champions Leagues.
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