Juventus are set to miss out on signing Alvaro Morata this summer transfer market as the player was considered to replace Higuain.
Following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri as the Juventus head coach after a relatively disappointing season, club legend Andrea Pirolo has been appointed as the manager for the 2020-2021 season. With his oncoming, the Bianconeri are possibly going to go through a major renovation at the club with older players moving out and newer and younger players coming in, the most recent example being the Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo trade. The Italian’s dreams, however, do not stop there with loads of players linked with the Italian side at different positions.
One player that has been in talks of joining the Turin side is the Barcelona ace Luis Suarez, who is an option as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain in the squad. The rumors, however, have toned down as there seem to be a number of complications involved with the move. Due to this, the Zebre have been looking into different options that can be explored with players that can take place of the Argentine or serve as a viable option apart from the Uruguayan from Barca.
As new rumors emerged, Pirlo had seemed to find a good candidate in former player Alvaro Morata. The Atletico de Madrid player made a name for himself playing at Real Madrid but his tenure at Chelsea damaged his reputation after a major dip in form. After coming to Atletico however, manager Diego Simeone reignited the hunger for goals that the Spaniard seemed to lose playing in the Premier League. This hunger has enabled Juventus to seriously consider signing the 27-year-old, but those dreams, unfortunately, have come to a halt.
A few sources confirm that Morata would not be looking for a change in teams and hasn’t asked for a transfer to a destination elsewhere to the club. Furthermore, Los Rojiblancos are not going to negotiate the price tag of the player which stands at a staggering 80 million euros, which is a fee too high to pay for the Serie-A champions especially looking at the financial situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Juventus will now have the task of looking for even more players that can fill the role of the number 9 in the squad, or possibly go all out on the transfer of Luis Suarez.
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