Juventus considering swap for Morata and Kean

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Written by Martin Graham | 8 June 2022

Reports from Italy claim that Juventus is considering exchanging Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at the club with its young striker Moise Kean.

Atletico want to get rid of Morata and Juventus are keen to keep him, but the asking price of €35m for the Spanish club is much higher than what the Italian side is willing to pay for his services.

The 29-year-old has been a good servant for the Bianconer since he first moved to the club from Real Madrid in 2014 for a two-year period before returning to Madrid, then England and back to Madrid to play for Atlético, who then sent him on loan to Juventus.

In those periods, he scored 59 goals in 185 matches and was a key member of the team as they challenged all titles. Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini is personally overseeing the transfer, and he is reportedly preparing to travel to Spain this week to discuss details and offer a swap involving Kane to help improve the deal with Los Rojiblancos.

This came according to Italian football expert Gianluca Di Marzio who tweeted that the exchange deal had already been promoted for Atletico by Juventus and that Los Colchonros coach Diego Simeone had not yet given the green light to the deal.

His work will stop for Cherubini while he travels to Spain for negotiations, but the trip is expected to bring solutions that will keep Morata at Allianz for much longer.

Another Juventus striker, Brazilian Caio Jorge, may be sent to newly promoted American club Cremonese on loan after a difficult first season with Juventus.

The 20-year-old Brazilian striker was signed before the just-ended season for 1.5 million euros by the old lady from Brazilian club Santos. His adaptation to Italian and European football did not go well, as he struggled for consistent minutes in the first half of the season before finally being sent into the reserve by January.

He suffered a serious tendon injury which further complicated matters for him as he spent the rest of the season recovering on the sidelines. Gazzetta dello sport Reports now suggest Cremonese, who previously expressed an interest in Caio Jorge, may look to return to him this summer as they prepare for their first season in Serie A.

Juventus are reported to be considering the move as they believe it will help in the development of the young striker.

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum