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OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Alvaro Morata

July 19, 2014 - 3:02 pm

It’s finally official. Juventus have sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid after two months of negotiating. The deal is worth 20 million euros and the initial contract is for five years. There is also a buy back clause for Real Madrid after the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons for up to thirty million euros. Morata, who is 21 years old, will take the number nine jersey at Juventus.

Morata is a fine young player who is likely to become a better striker in time. He  can play on the wings or he can play as a striker, and last year for Real Madrid he had nine goals in 34 appearances throughout all competitions, including one goal in Champions League. We profiled him here at JuveFC when the transfer rumors first began to circulate.

Morata’s already made some encouraging comments at his initial press conference.

Welcome to Juventus, Alvaro!


Morata’s goals and assists for Real Madrid


Morata’s first Juventus Interview


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Morata at Turin airport


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Morata’s Statistics for last season at Real Madrid [Via ]


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A detailed look at Morata’s play via a great article at Stats Bomb [Image via @MixedKnuts]


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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The number 9 it is… And that whole blank white back of our jersey kills it for me. I wasnt gonna get a name for it, but now its gonna look terrible without one…

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      Marco Basile July 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      I absolutely love the new font on the back.

      It’s a shame that the back is all white though. It will be hard to see the numbers on the tv then. Id liked it in all black back.

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        DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 12:56 am

        I like it to have the stripes running all the way through.. You’d think it’s not a problem when the text is yellow/gold, right?

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          Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 1:15 am

          I’ve always had trouble seeing the name and number properly when the color has been bright yellow. Stripes all the way through or not.

          The one with more orangy-yellow color we had before Calciopoli was easier to see.

          I will get both of them no matter what and probably the GK jersey too now that they FINALY have them in the shop with short sleeves!

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            DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

            You swim in money? 😐

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            Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

            Haha :p no.

            I usually go all in every year and get both jersey at once in the end of the transfermarket.

            But if I want all three this year I’ll buy one now and two next month, and then live of oatmeal until september. Lol

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            DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

            Live and die for your club. Before you die, you starve though. Something like that 😛

            I’m thinking of getting the away jersey this season, but probably gonna wait for dutch sites to have them. Shipping costs from Italy are so freaking expensive..

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      DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 12:59 am

      I wouldn’t get this jersey at all. They make that blank field probably so fans are forced to purchase a name with it. The away jersey would be a better way to spend your money.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 20, 2014 at 5:26 am

        Yea i agree. Still looks bad with a name on it.

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    Moderator July 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    You know why Alvaro Morata is so cool ? You know why he gives 0 fucks ? Because he knows what it means to wear the shirt

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    Marco Basile July 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve just read that Juventus could be interested in straight swapping Llorente for Balotelli.

    Am I the only one intrigued by this rumor?

    But… I’d like a skilled forward like Balotelli to join and I think that he would do great under Conte’s supervision. But now with Allegri I dont know…. I’m still a huge fan of Balotelli though

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      ImSoCool12345 July 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Screw Balotelli. He’s so overrated. He’s the last one I’d want.

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      DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 1:06 am

      Balotelli’s carreer is done. This world cup was his last chance and he did terrible, didn’t seem to care, didn’t have any willpower. He’s just gonna sink more and more now. The next top club that buys him will be rated as idiots for giving him ANOTHER chance while he’s had too many already. Do you really want a kid who takes a photo pointing a gun at the camera for his ”haters”?..

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        Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 1:11 am

        Remember that Tevez has been just as bad as Balotelli until he joined Juve. Either it was just the right place for him or it was Conte making a player out of him.

        Same could go for Balotelli. But I doubt that it will happen without Conte to straighten him out.

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          DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

          Conte was my only reason i wanted Balotelli. We all saw how ”well” Allegri handled him at Milan..

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        tpick July 20, 2014 at 2:38 am

        He pointed a gun at a camera. So what. Until he points it at a human, or fires it in public, it doesnt bother me.

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          DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

          It’s his attitude. He should have apologized for his lack of willpower instead of going all out against his ”haters”.

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          philip_manila July 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          I like the way you think

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            DutchJuve July 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

            And we all know the way YOU think..

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      tpick July 20, 2014 at 2:40 am

      Balotelli would be a great player, and if its a straight swap deal Id take it in a heartbeat. I think having his Italian teammates playing alongside him will help him calm down a little. He knows hes in trouble with them after his WC, and being at Juve would force him to mature in front of them, or be outcast by the very people who could help him back into the national team spotlight.

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        Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 2:52 am

        That’s my thought too.

        With players like Chiellini, Pirlo and Buffon to have his back could improve his game (and personality).

        Since Llorente arrived on a bosman, this would be the ideal swap. A 23 year old for a 29 year old. And we could even sell Balotelli later on for a nice bag of cash, instead of letting Llorente grow old at the club.

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          DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

          ”With players like Chiellini, Pirlo and Buffon to have his back could improve his game (and personality).”

          Didn’t work at Italy, what makes you think it will work at Juve?

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            Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

            Working together on a Daily basis year round might help. Instead of only a couple weeks here end there.

            But as I said. Conte should have been manager and I would be certain. Now with Allegri one can only guess…

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            DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

            I don’t know man. Many people have tried, but he doesn’t care at all. Does what he wants to do.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 20, 2014 at 5:33 am

        The problem tho is hes f*cking complacent. I dont think he sees the wrong in his WC. His problem is his HUGE ego and childish like mentality. hes what 25? And has yet to grow up… I believe theres always a chance for everything, but Balo needs to stop being a little b*tch first, wake up and realize that he still has a crap ton of growing up to do. He continues to play the victim card and its just so damn annoying.

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    tpick July 20, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Apparently Chelsea are ready to offer 70m for Pogba. Id love to keep the kid, but 70m means we get our money from Morata/Pereyra back, and could possibly get Isco/Shaqiri, with some leftover for a LB.

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      Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

      Selling him would be ideal.

      But only if Marotta can handle that much money. He will probably just plant his fat ass on it and sit on it for years and years.

      If we could invest in the right players now rather than later it would be a wise move.

      Rodriguez, Shaqiri, Isco. That’s 70M

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        Pseudonym July 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

        What Rodriguez? Surely you don’t mean James?

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 20, 2014 at 5:24 am

          Hes talking about the swiss Lb

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      Pseudonym July 20, 2014 at 3:31 am

      Juve might buy Shaqiri anyway. I’m biased as Pogba is one of my very favorite players, but I just don’t believe in selling him right now. He is set to blow up and could easily turn out to be a greater player than anyone Juventus bring in from the money from his sale.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 20, 2014 at 5:24 am

        For that to happen, Pogba needs to ignore everything related to the media. All this praise hes receiving is nice, but even when he says he needs to keep growing, deep inside he could be satisfied and not even know. Yea it may not make much sense, but its a possibility and a common one.

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          DutchJuve July 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

          I think someone with so much talent as Pogba will keep growing the older he gets, no matter what the media says. Especially when he plays together with midfielders like Pirlo and Vidal and can learn from Nedved for example.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 21, 2014 at 7:11 am

            Im not denying he can continue to grow. He just has to be very careful with all the praise hes receiving. Its extremely easy to be satisfied and feel “complete” when everyone in the world is singing your name and calling you one of the best mids.

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        tpick July 20, 2014 at 5:44 am

        Pogba is one of my favorite players too, but IF we were to sell him, I wouldnt be upset if we got 70m, or more, for him. We could potentially reinvest that into some great talent.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 20, 2014 at 5:20 am

      Im not trying to be a dick, but im terrified that 70 mill will go to a bunch loans.

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    BelgianJuventino July 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Really hope Vidal is staying with us, he’s Conte’s incarnation on the field. With him gone we’ll have lost so much grinta

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    tpick July 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Apparently Marotta is willing to offer Ogbonna + 23m for Candreva….

    Candreva isnt worth that much, should be more like Ogbonna + 13m.

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      Marco Basile July 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      If we get Candreva for that amount then Marotta is officially a fucking retard.

      There’s so many better players who has a similar value. Candreva wouldn’t be a bad buy though. But the price needs to fit the item.