With the sudden departure of Antonio Conte, it seemed that the transfer plans for Juventus could undergo radical changes. However since Conte has been replaced by Max Allegri the club seems to be pursuing the same targets. One of these is Alvaro Morata. There were rumors that Morata no longer wanted to come to Juve once Conte resigned, but those proved to be unfounded and newer reports of Allegri giving his arrival the approval soon surfaced.
Now, multiple reports from both GianlucaDiMarzio.com and La Gazzetta dello Sport have stated that the deal is more or less done. Di Marzio said the clubs exchanged “official e-mails” and were more or less there, while Gazetta said straight in their headline “it’s done” (e’ fatta.)
According to la Gazzetta, Morata has also given his approval for the transfer. The fee is reportedly 18 million euros, with Real Madrid owning a 36 million euro buyback clause.
While the coaching change may have put Juve in a state of flux, the Morata transfer could serve as a re-assurance to the fans that the Juventus project is still going forward as normal, albeit with Allegri and not Conte.
Tomorrow should be the official announcement, so stay posted to JuveFC.com for that news.