Italian giants Juventus are looking out for a new striker after a constant attempt from Barcelona to sign their star forward Alvaro Morata. The former Real Madrid striker is on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid and is ‘very much’ interested in signing for Barcelona this month. The Turin side are targeting Paris Saint-Germain striker Alvaro Morata and Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic if they lose Morata in January.
But this deal has become very complicated at Juventus have to terminate his loan deal first which will cost them a big chunk of money. Then Barcelona have to make a loan offer to Atletico Madrid as the Catalan giants are not in a good financial condition to pay £30 million this month. According to a report from the Spanish Outlet AS, Barcelona are looking to sign Morata on loan for this season with an option to buy in the summer. Atletico Madrid are interested in selling the Spanish international who has just 18 months remaining on his contract.
Juventus have an option to sign Morata on a permanent basis in June for a transfer fee of £29 million but there are some rumors reported about a minor rift between a player and manager Massimiliano Allegri. The Old Lady are already exploring possible replacements for Morata this month to keep their hopes for the top-four finish in Serie A alive. Juventus are placed in 5th position in the league table with 38 points, just 3 points behind 4th placed Atalanta.
Álvaro Morata's priority is still Barcelona. Been told Xavi is calling Morata constantly as he did with Ferrán ☎️🇪🇸 #FCB
Juventus are not triggering buy-option clause in June from Atléti [€40m] but they *won't* allow Morata to leave until they find a new top striker. Let's see. pic.twitter.com/gVsKrjmitH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 3, 2022
Xavi In Direct Contact With Alvaro Morata Who Wants Barcelona Move:
Barcelona are struggling with consistent injuries and the Covid-19 outbreak at Camp Nou this season. Their attack is suffering the most with different injuries and they have to rely on academy players which are reflecting on their La Liga standings. New summer signing Sergio Aguero was forced to retire after getting diagnosed with heart disease last month. Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati are struggling with injuries and Ousmane Dembele is expected to leave this month after constant struggles with form and fitness.
The Catalan giants are already out of the title race with 17 points difference between them and leaders Real Madrid. But they are just 2 points behind 3rd placed Real Betis after their latest 1-1 draw against Granada two days ago. Barcelona are also suffered a shock Champion League group stage exit last month and now feature in the Europa League for the first time in the last 20 years.
According to a report from AS, Barcelona manager Xavi is determined to sign a new striker this month after securing Ferran Torres from Manchester City for a reported fee of £54 million. Xavi is in direct touch with Morata and has convinced the former Los Blancos star to join him at Camp Nou. Morata is also eager to join Barcelona this month and forcing his agent to make this deal happen.