His inconsistent return of 20 league goals in two seasons meant the Italians rejected the chance to activate his €35m purchase clause.
Despite Morata’s confidence over a positive final season back in the Spanish capital, his first team opportunities will be limited, as Diego Simeone looks to the future.
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As per reports from Sport 1, via Diario AS, Simeone was willing to offload Morata to Bayern, with the Bavarians preparing for Lewandowski’s possible exit this month.
Simeone is likely to be forced to work with Morata for the next 12 months with Bayern eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo, if Lewandowski makes the move to Catalonia.