Álvaro Morata seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. It's not in relation to what kind of form he's in. If anybody watched the Turin derby over the weekend, one could surmise that the 23-year-old Spaniard is starting to hit his stride once again after tough first half of the season. It has to do with his future, and where he will be playing his football come the start of the 2016-17 season.
Don't believe me? See what the young man had to say for himself.
"Speaking about next year is difficult for me, because I don't have the certainty of knowing where I will be and this is a strange situation," Morata said to Cadena Cope.
"I can't wait for the question of the re-purchase to be resolved. I'm happy in Turin, but I want to be able to know where I should buy a house. I want to know as soon as possible where I'll be.
"I'm happy at Juventus, but returning to Madrid is a real possibility because there's a contract, it was all already written. I just want all of this to be resolved."
(Source: Football Italia)
So, we've come to get confirmation of a few things here.
- Morata likes Juventus and Juventus likes him back.
- Real Madrid hold all the power in this deal.
- Morata rents, but wants to buy a house.
Don't you want Álvaro Morata to know where to buy a house, people? DON'T YOU?
Based on how the deal between Juventus and Real Madrid was structured two summers, this always seemed like a logical step before the eventual conclusion. Real have the buyback clause that they may or may not use. And even with Juventus and Morata agreeing to a contract extension through 2020 earlier this season, that hasn't changed the absolute uncertainty he now finds himself dealing with.
It's understandable as to why Morata thinks that returning to Real Madrid is a real possibility. That's mainly because, as it stands right now, there's no concrete destination to where he will be playing. While some think he will stay with Juve, maybe Real will see this as a chance to bring him back and then spin him to another big-money club for a hefty transfer fee. We truly don't know what Real Madrid's intentions are even though Morata has made it perfectly clear here — and plenty of other times in the past — that he is really enjoying his time in a Juventus jersey.