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Allegri reportedly asks Juventus to bring a striker back

July 16, 2022 - 11:00 pm

Following the expiry of his loan stint, Alvaro Morata returned to Atletico Madrid as Juventus were unwilling to splash another 35 million euros to maintain his services on a permanent basis.

The striker had a first spell in Turin between 2014 and 2016 which came to an end when Real Madrid exercised their buy-back option, but he made his return to the Allianz Stadium in 2020.

According to Sky Sport reporter Luca Cilli (via JuventusNews24), Max Allegri asked Juventus to resume talks with Atletico in order to bring Morata back.

The manager remains fond of the striker who recreated himself last season in a new role on the left flank following the arrival of Dusan Vlahovic in January.

Thus, Allegri considers the Spaniard to be the right profile to bolster the frontline, as he can act as a backup for both Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa who is still working on his recovery from an ACL injury.

In a separate report, Tuttosport (via JuventusNews24) believes that the 7th of August could be a decisive date to determine Morata’s fate.

This is when Juventus and Atletico will meet on the pitch for a friendly match in Tel Aviv, and two clubs could take the opportunity to discuss the player’s future in face-to-face talks.

The Bianconeri will most likely ask for a discount or attempt to sign the player through another loan formula.

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    martinn July 16, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    imagine wanting a fresh start, wanting exciting players to improve on the worst team and season in a decade…then wanting them back to repeat history. allegri is useless. People come and go, Juve remain.

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    Gibbie Smalls July 17, 2022 at 10:39 am

    I’m a fan of Allegri but if he makes any demands to keep hold of Morata, Kean, Rabiot or Arthur in this window then I think the discussion should seriously be had around the suitable replacement for him in January/next summer because of his insistence to use failed projects.
    I say put his Assistant Coach in charge. That Roma comeback when Allegri was stuck in the stands was old school Juve

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    Angelo July 17, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    The first person I always want to sell, cos he makes me crunge when he comes out, is Rugani. Rugani consistently sucks and we never get rid of him.