Despite the fact most of the latest football news is about Haaland, Mbappe and Benzema, there are strikers who have always been in the news, rightly or wrongly. And Morata is one of those.
It is not the first time the attacker has been criticised for his lack of goals, although the reality is that he is still good inside the area. And if not, you can ask Luis Enrique, who still counts on him in the line-up.
The Spaniard once again showed his worth after his good performances for Spain. He has a total of 26 goals in 53 matches and he is now the seventh highest goalscorer in Spain history, now ahead of Butragueno.
The number 9 still does not know where he is going to play next season although he is not impatient: “I’ve got quite a lot of options. It does not depend on me. I can only work very hard and see what happens,” he said in a press conference.
Juventus told Atletico Madrid that they were not going to pay his buyout clause of around 35 million euros for the striker and that he would leave once his loan spell ended. That means Morata will have to return to Atletico in July. Nevertheless, this does not mean that he will be at the Wanda.
His previous departure did not go down at all well with Atletico fans or with the coach. Everything seems to indicate that Simeone will go for Griezmann, Cunha or a Correa who also has offers.
Morata has every chance of being Luis Enrique’s number 9 for the World Cup is nothing goes wrong. The striker is a different player when he plays in Spain and he has shown that in recent matches. However, at Juventus, he has not been as decisive: he has scored just 12 goals in 48 encounters.
The battle begins to get hold of the Spaniard’s services. He is not impatient at all and he has offers on the table. Barcelona themselves had shown interest in him although money was once again the main stumbling block. A summer with lots of twists and turns lies ahead and it could lead to the striker moving to an unexpected destination.