‘Hopefully Madrid don’t re-sell Morata’

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta admits Real Madrid could re-sign and sell on Alvaro Morata without ‘the slightest sporting interest’ in the forward.

Morata moved to Turin in 2014 but Los Blancos included a buy-back agreement in the transfer, and the last window the club could exercise their option is this summer, with the suggestion Madrid could buy the striker and sell him on again.

“Madrid could be forced to buy back the player but it is possible and they don’t have the slightest sporting interest in Morata,” Marotta lamented in an interview with Italy’s Domenica Sportiva, AS reports.

“We hope they don’t re-sign him and try to get more money for him. They have that right. There’s a term to run and we don’t know if they will do it or not.”

AS notes that Madrid would have to pay €35m to Juventus to take the Spain international back, having sold him for €22m.

It’s also suggested Morata would only welcome a return to Santiago Bernabeu if he was going to be a regular in the XI, but Madrid prefer Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.

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