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Beppe Marotta: 'We will clarify Morata's situation within two weeks'

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Staying true to what he said at the start of May, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta told Tuttosport on Tuesday that the situation regarding Álvaro Morata's future will be resolved in short order. The only difference is that the future of the Spanish striker probably won't be known at the end of the month, rather a week into June at the very least.

That's mainly because of timetable Marotta outlined himself.

"Morata? We'll clarify the situation in 10 days to two weeks. The will of the player will have some weight. Once we speak to Real, we'll consequently act on the market. We are monitoring several tracks (players), and let it be clear: We are looking for players worthy of Juve."

(Source: Tuttosport/Twitter)

Seeing as Marotta has outlined what he has above, then it's probably at least somewhat realistic to think that the reports out of Spain on Monday that Morata's agent was meeting with Real Madrid have some truth to them. I mean, there's no way this thing is going to be resolved quickly and within the two-week window Marotta has now given us less all the parties involved are talking to one another at least somewhat regularly at the very least.

But, just like when Marotta told us that he wants things done swiftly and in a timely fashion, it shows us that he's not only wanting Morata's future to be resolved, but also to have plenty of time for Juventus to do business if the young Spaniard heads back to Madrid. It makes sense — something that Beppe seems to do a lot of the time. It's not like talented strikers in their early-20s in Morata's mold are a plentiful commodity. So, if Morata does end up leaving, then Marotta wants as much time as he possibly can to acquire a forward that will allow Juventus to continue this upward trajectory they are on.