Juventus are now in advanced talks to sign Alvaro Morata permanently from Juventus in the summer.
Carlo Laudisa has reported that Juve are in dialogue with Atletico Madrid over a permanent deal for the Spaniard for a while now. Atleti’s initial demand in the option to buy was €35 million but Juve do not want to pay above €25 million for a permanent purchase.
While the Spanish club was not allowing a drop in price, negotiations are now proceeding well. A new loan with a lower option to buy could become an ideal alternative to bring about a breakthrough.
Atletico signed Morata from Chelsea in January 2020 and they immediately paid €18 million and completed the transfer in the summer, committing to another €35 million. So the operation cost €53 million with amortisation spread until 2024. In short, the Spanish club would be making a loss if they accepted in 2022 a figure lower than what was agreed in September 2020 with the bianconeri.
So now, we are working on a new formula that allows Juve to spread the burden of redemption in at least two years (if not three), but always with the loan formula.