Chelsea's Alvaro Morata dreams of Italy return, rues ever leaving Juventus for Real Madrid
Posted: 30 October 2017 Time: 14:45
Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata admits he longs for a return to Italy and revealed he would never have chosen to leave Juventus.
The Spain international had joined Juve in 2014 from Real Madrid, who had inserted a buy-back clause into the sales agreement and ultimately activated it in 2016.
The 25-year-old was then snapped up by Chelsea in 2017 and has since proved the main striker at Stamford Bridge, although Morata admits he hopes to one day return to Italy, hinting at a potential re-signing with Juventus.
“Italy has given me so much. I met my wife there, she is from Venice, an amazing city. I spent two great seasons in Turin with Juventus,” Morata told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I was only a young footballer when I arrived but when I left I was a real footballer. My wife would like to live in Spain, I'd like to live in Italy, maybe we'll find a compromise. Italy is the best place to live in for a footballer.
“I’d have never left Italy and Juventus. They [Juventus] have a winning mentality and are very professional.”
He continued: “I had to return to Real Madrid and that was really disappointing. There were some agreements that I had to respect but Real Madrid did treat me like the guy I was before the two years I spent in Turin.”