Juventus refuse to give up on Morata despite disclosing his shirt number

Juventus and Alvaro Morata have unfinished business even though the Bianconeri allowed him to return to Atletico Madrid.

The forward has spent the last two seasons at the Allianz Stadium after arriving on loan from Atleti.

It cost the Bianconeri €20m for those spells, and they can sign him permanently for €35m.

However, they are unwilling to pay that asking price so far and have allowed him to return to Spain.

In what seemed like an indication that he wouldn’t return, Juve gave his shirt number (9) to Dusan Vlahovic yesterday.

Some fans saw this as giving up on bringing him back, however, a report on Soccer Italy claim we certainly haven’t seen the last of him in a Juve shirt.

He indicates that the Bianconeri will soon reopen talks to sign the striker in the second part of this transfer window.

They hope the La Liga side would have lowered their asking price and agreed to sell him for no more than €20m.

Juve FC says

Morata served us very well during his loan spells when he played for us between 2014 and 2016.

The Spaniard is one of us and it would be a pleasure to see him back at the Allianz Stadium.

But we can only add him to the team if it makes financial sense for us.

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