Official: Juventus extend Morata loan

As expected, Juventus have officially renewed their loan deal with Atletico Madrid, keeping Alvaro Morata to June 2022 with option to buy.

He had arrived last summer on a one-year loan at a cost of €10m with two alternative outcomes.

The first was an option to buy in June 2021 for €45m.

The second was to renew the loan for the 2021-22 season for another €10m and make it a €35m option to buy in 2022.

It had been clear for some time that the Bianconeri were going to take the latter alternative, allowing them to spread out the cost of his purchase.

This does mean that if Juventus don’t ultimately buy him outright, they will have paid €20m for two seasons with a player they will not own.

Morata scored 20 goals and provided 12 assists in 44 competitive games for Juve this term, of which 11 goals and 10 assists were in Serie A.