Alvaro Morata established contact with Florentino Perez after Zinedine Zidane’s departure to check if his former club would be interested in regaining his services
Morata’s topsy-turvy time at Chelsea could come to a swift end with the Spaniard putting his himself out on the market. According to reports in Don Balon, Morata contacted Perez to discuss a possible return. Notably, the Spaniard left Real Madrid for an initial fee of £58 million just a season ago.
Zinedine Zidane was seen as the main catalyst behind Morata’s departure from the Bernabeu with the Frenchman preferring his compatriot, Karim Benzema to start as a No.9 in the all-important games. Meanwhile, Morata has always maintained that Real Madrid remains the club of his heart with the player having come through the ranks at Real.
The 25-year-old’s proposal, however, was immediately rejected by Florentino Perez. Don Balon reports that Perez was quick to remind the forward that Karim Benzema is still a Madrid player and he does not plan on making any major signings until Zidane’s replacement is secured.
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Juventus is another club that Morata has persistently been linked with. He spent a fruitful two-year loan spell in Turin from 2014 to 2016. His friend even claimed that Morata would be willing to take a pay cut to rejoin Juve. He said:
“He would be ready to take a pay cut to return to his former club, Juventus, absolutely.”
“The quality of life here with family, friends and so on is very good here. There is no comparison of that with London, he would return to Turin very willingly.”
Morata is a childhood Real Madrid fan and according to several sources still hopes to achieve success with Los Blancos. A move to Juventus, however, remains a distinct possibility if Morata chooses to leave Stamford Bridge in the near future.