Morata: Madrid? Who knows…

Alvaro Morata says “it’s still early to think about” Real Madrid, despite revealing talks over a new contract with Juventus have begun.

The Spain striker has been continually linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu as his former side possess buyback clauses for the next two summers, and he gave mixed messages on his future.

“[On the Paris tragedy], it’s hard to understand that these things happen in the 21st century. We’re as concerned as anyone about the situation,” he told Onda Cero.

“Physically I don’t think I’ve been at my best [this season]. I’ve had a couple of injuries which have made ​​me play through pain, but I’m confident in my ability and so are those working with me.

“[On leaving], it was a change I needed. It was hard at first, but I’ve come out as a winner.

“[On Iker Casillas], he was known by all the young lads at Valdebebas and the first to help you when you reached the first team.

“The only [messages] I’ve heard from Madrid are the congratulatory ones [head of PR Emilio] Butragueno sends me.

“[On going back to Madrid], who knows, but I’m already at a club who make me happy.

“If [Madrid] want me back then because I’m playing well and scoring goals.

“For a joke, I bought a car and said ‘why don’t I register her in Madrid?’

“[Juventus] went for a guy who had only played a little bit for Madrid rather than a top striker in Europe.

“We’re talking to Juventus about a new contract, but there’s no hurry.

“Madrid put their [buyback] conditions in the contract, but it’s still early to think about it.

“I’m playing more than before and I’ve matured a lot in all aspects of my life.

“I’ve not had all the attention I'd have liked with the national team because I haven’t been at my best.”

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