Report names Serie A veteran as Morata’s most likely replacement at Juventus
The former Seria a heavyweight champions is currently in their worst ever form following their recent season without a trophy.
Juventus is currently on a verge of signing new players in other to strengthen their team and to also build their frontline around Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa, the identity of their teammates remain shrouded with mystery.
the former atletico star player Morata spent the last two seasons in Turin on loan,but his future at Juventus is still in doubts.
The former Seria a heavyweight champions have already spent a whooping amount of 20 million euros for the Spaniard’s services, but the laliga side champions atletico Madrid are asking for another 35 millions to keep him at the Allianz Stadium on a permanent basis.
However, the Italy giants are not ready to pay such amount of money for Morata.
The Italian giants are set to consider other options,and have identified Luis Muriel as the primary alternative for the atletico Madrid man,Morata.
The Colombian has massive Serie A experience under his belt, having represented the Udinese, Lecce, Sampdoria and Fiorentina in the past.
The 31-year-old has been plying his trade at Atalanta since 2021. Last season, he contributed with nine Serie A goals and as many assists in his 27 appearances though the Spain star player have not been at his best since joining the old ladies due to his multiple injuries.
Juve FC say issued an official statement that”
Due to his age and contractual status (expiring in 2023), Muriel shouldn’t cost the Old Lady’s coffers a hefty sum.
Moreover, his versatility allows him to start as an outside forward in a 4-3-3 formation while also leading the line in the absence of Vlahovic.
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All in all, the former Sevilla man wouldn’t make for a terrible signing, as his experience and agility could come handy for Max Allegri”.