Could the long-awaited Álvaro Morata-to-Juventus transfer be on the brink of becoming official? If we are to believe the reports coming out of Italy late Thursday and into Friday morning, then yeah, it's going to happen despite the sudden change at manager and everything that has come along with it.
Even with Antonio Conte's resignation and Max Allegri's sudden appointment, Morata's move to Turin is still a go. According to our friends over at Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid, the 21-year-old Spaniard is on his way to Italy at this very moment to complete his move to the three-time defending Italian champions. Hopefully he's got a window seat on his flight so he can see Turin upon arrival. I hear it's lovely this time of year.
The talk of Morata just a few minor details and a contract signature away from completing his move to Juventus makes a lot of sense, considering this is what Gianluca Di Marzio had to say just a short time ago:
Alvaro Morata is set to join Juventus. The negotiation with Real Madrid was completed, and this evening the Spanish striker will leave for Torino. Tomorrow he's expected to take the medical and sign the contract to join the bianconeri, these will be the last steps before the deal becomes official.
UPDATE: There's also this somewhat important development:
At last, at last, Juventus are getting Morata at long last. Months of the transfer actually taking place, weeks of talk regarding buy-back clauses, then the added factor of Conte resigning and Allegri taking over. Yeah, it's been a pretty interesting couple of months since Morata became one of Juventus' main transfer targets this summer.
But now it's only a matter of time before he officially completes his move and is presented as a Juve player. Then we can talk about what really matters most — how the heck he's going to fit into the on-field puzzle. And after weeks upon weeks of reports and rumors, that's definitely a welcome change.