“They are simply rumours…we have a great attacking department” – Juventus respond to Alvaro Morata return reports

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If anything, this latest development in the Alvaro Morata to Juventus saga tells us more than we ought to know about the transfer market and what to expect at certain times.

The striker has been one of Chelsea’s highest scorers this season, but his contributions did not stop the tabloids from spreading the rumors that he has set his sights on a return to Juventus.

Morata spent two seasons at Juventus before rejoining Real Madrid in the summer of 2016. His return of 15 goals did not convince Zinedine Zidane to keep him especially when Chelsea came calling. Morata joined for a hefty fee last summer and was an instant hit at Stamford Bridge, scoring six goals in his first six games.

Goal reported on Wednesday that Morata and his agent Juanma Lopez had met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Patarici to discuss the player’s future at the Bianconeri but Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta quickly dispelled the reports and insisted the club is happy with the attacking talents at their disposal.

“Now we are in the most important phase of the transfer market, and every day many players are linked to us, for example Morata, and we are pleased that those who have left keep a great memory of Juventus and it manifests that they want to savour the Juventino environment again.

“However, beyond that, they are simply rumours, and I want to deny because we have a great attacking department.”

Giuseppe Marotta, Sport Witness