‘Madrid can bring back Morata’

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has confirmed the club still hold an option to bring Alvaro Morata back from Juventus.

Perez was speaking at a meeting of Madrid members and was asked directly about the striker, who moved to Turin in 2014.

“We can bring him back. They are developing him and at the end of the season we can pay €10m more than we were paid and he’ll come back,” Marca quotes Perez as saying, also noting Juve paid €22m for the forward.

Perez was also asked about the decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti for Rafa Benitez, and Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas, the former almost leaving this summer and the latter making it out the door.

“We needed a new impetus. Therefore we changed Coaches. Rafa is a Coach of this house and he has experience,” Perez said of the trainer.

“Ramos? Sometimes the interests of the players aren’t the same as of the club. I watch over the club,” he continued, hinting at what was a long-running contract dispute.

“He didn’t want to leave and we didn’t want him to leave. He would have been paid much more at Manchester United.

“Iker was the one who asked to leave. He had a difficult time in the last two years. Nobody wanted him to leave, then the offer came and he asked for it to be considered. He asked us to help financially and we did.”

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