Morata’s possible return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid in the works

Tuttosport reports that Juventus might pursue Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid due to Arkadiusz Milik's six-week injury, which has sidelined him from the EURO 2024 tournament.

Morata To Juventus Return
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Following Arkadiusz Milik’s anticipated absence from play due to a six-week injury layoff, Tuttosport suggests that Juventus might reignite their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Milik’s untimely knee injury, sustained during a friendly against Ukraine, necessitated his withdrawal from the Poland squad for the EURO 2024 tournament. The injury, identified as a meniscus problem, requires surgical intervention, projecting his recovery time at around six weeks.

With Milik set to return for the upcoming season, Juventus remains keen on Morata, who could embark on his third spell with the club. The 31-year-old Spaniard previously donned Juventus colors from 2014 to 2016 and then again from 2020 to 2022.

While Morata is currently under contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2026, Tuttosport advises that if he decides to join Juventus, he may need to adjust his salary demands. This isn’t the first time Morata has been linked with a return to Juventus, and he has openly expressed his fondness for the club, citing its appeal to him and his family, given his marriage to an Italian.

Álvaro Morata

Álvaro Borja Morata Martín

Forwarder, Midfielder

SpainSpain

Age: 32

189 cm

85 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 32 6 Missed
Minutes 1909 59.7 Avg
Goals 15 0.5 Avg
Assist 3 0.1 Avg
Attempt 30 0.9 Avg
Passes 367 11.566.8% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 32 times for 1909 minutes for La Liga.

Álvaro Morata  scored 15 goals for Atlético Madrid. He procured 3 assists. He received 3 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 4th in La Liga. In the last match Atlético Madrid won 2-0 against Real Sociedad.

Atlético Madrid performance and stats

Atlético Madrid

Manager: D. Simeone
Rank 4th
Win 22
Draw 4
Loss 9
Goals 64-39
Diff 25
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 2
Loss 0
Goals 17-6
Diff 11

Atlético Madrid is currently 4th in the La Liga with 70 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 24 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 10 times. In its last match, Atlético Madrid won 0-2 against Real Sociedad.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 64 goals and conceding 39.​

Juventus performance and stats

Juventus

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
Rank 4th
Win 18
Draw 13
Loss 5
Goals 49-28
Diff 21

Juventus is currently 4th in the Serie A with 67 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 19 times, drawn 14 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Juventus won 2-0 against Monza.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 49 goals and conceding 28.​