Alvaro Morata in Turin to Complete Return to Juventus From Atletico Madrid
Juventus have shared pictures of Alvaro Morata arriving in Turin as the striker prepares to seal his remarkable return to the Serie A giants.
With Gonzalo Higuain no longer at the club, the Bianconeri have been on the lookout for a new striker. The likes of Luis Suarez and Edin Dzeko have been linked, but it recently emerged that Morata is the striker Andrea Pirlo is really keen to bring in.
It's been noted Juventus offered to take the 27-year-old on loan from Atletico Madrid for the season for a fee of around €10m, while they will also have the option to make the move permanent for around €45m.
Atletico have been open to the idea of offloading Morata to Juve as they are closing in on the signing of Suarez from Barcelona - although the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu is considering pulling the plug on the deal at the very last second.
Whatever happens with regards to the Suarez deal, it appears as though this will not impact Morata's move back to Turin as Juventus took to their Twitter late on Monday (as well as their official website) to share pictures of the Spaniard arriving at the airport ahead of his medical. No subtlety there, is there? All that remains are the medical examinations now, meaning official confirmation of the move is expected very shortly.
During his first spell with the club between 2014 and 2016, Morata netted 27 times in 93 appearances. Juventus' search for a new striker has been well-documented in recent weeks, but after a number of setbacks, it appears as though they have finally found their man - and it just so happens to be their former number nine.
Should there be no last minute problems, Morata will follow in the footsteps of Arthur Melo and Weston McKennie in sealing a move to the Serie A club this summer.