General director Giuseppe Marotta has scoffed at claims that Juventus could sell striker Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid, insisting he is one of the club’s most important players.
Morata has recently been linked with Real Madrid as well as English side Arsenal, but Juventus director Marotta would much rather keep hold of the player, who at the age of 23 offers a lot for the future.
“There is no intention to negotiate with Real Madrid or any other team,” said Marotta to Premium Sport. “We have never thought of selling Morata.
“He is a pillar of this Juventus team, he is a young man who has become increasingly important. We need to keep hold of these types of players.”
After scoring 15 goals in his maiden season with the Old Lady, Morata’s goals have dried up this current campaign and he’s only gotten on the scoresheet three times.
Morata was instrumental in helping Juventus’ charge towards the Champions League final last season, scoring four times along the way and even hitting the back of the net in the final against Barcelona.
Although the forward has been overshadowed on the goalscoring front by positional rivals Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic this season, his importance to the team is unerring as he has missed only two Serie A fixtures so far.