Alvaro Morata has returned to Atletico Madrid after his loan deal expired with Juventus this summer. The Bianconeri had the opportunity to convert the loan deal to a permanent transfer. The option to buy Alvaro Morata was valid for €35 million. However, Juventus chose against paying such an amount. The Italian giants wanted to negotiate a lower price with Atletico Madrid for the striker.
However, Atletico Madrid refused to negotiate a lower price for Alvaro Morata. The Spanish giants want no less than €35 million for the striker. On the other hand, the Spanish international has impressed Atletico Madrid’s manager, Diego Simeone during the pre-season.
Atletico Madrid defeated Juventus 4-0 in a pre-season game where Alvaro Morata scored a hattrick against his former club. The Spanish international has also translated the pre-season form to the new season as well.
Atletico Madrid have started the 2022/23 season well, thanks to Alvaro Morata
The Rojiblancos started the La Liga campaign well against Getafe with a victory on the opening weekend. Alvaro Morata starred in the win against Getafe as the striker scored 2 goals. The performances of the Spanish international has convinced Atletico Madrid of his value.
Manager, Diego Simeone has decided to keep Alvaro Morata at Atletico Madrid for the foreseeable future. The striker has given the Argentine tactician a different kind of option up front. The squad has depth in the attacking department as Antoine Griezmann, Matheus Cunha, Joao Felix, and Alvaro Morata all carry varied skill sets and represent qualitative options.
Atletico Madrid is now set to challenge for the La Liga title and UEFA Champions League with a strong squad. Alvaro Morata is likely to be a mainstay in the first XI as the fans and manager are impressed by his goalscoring exploits.
Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how Atletico Madrid performs this season with this squad!!
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