Alvaro Morata Reveals He Wants to Retire at Club Where Career Began

Nov 11, 2020, 1:45 PM GMT
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Morata has been in good form back at Juventus | Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he wants to spend the twilight of his career back in Madrid before he hangs up his boots, but not at Real or Atlético.

The 28-year-old, a Madrid native, was a part of Getafe's youth setup in 2007/08 before joining Los Blancos at the end of that season. He went on to make his first senior debut for the Spanish giants' B team - Real Madrid Castilla - for whom he netted an impressive 45 goals in 83 appearances before being called-up to the first team by Jose Mourinho in 2010.

Since then, the Spain international has gone on to play for Chelsea - where he struggled to find his feet in the Premier League - and has featured for Atlético Madrid and now Juventus, on loan from Los Rojiblancos.

Morata celebrates goal during the La Liga victory over Getafe in 2019.
Morata celebrates goal during the La Liga victory over Getafe in 2019.

But, in an interview with Radio Marca, the striker spoke of how he wishes to return to Getafe someday before he packs in his playing career. "I would like the last shirt I wear to be Getafe," he said.

"I have a very good relationship with the president and the people there – I think it's thanks to them I am the player I am."

Morata also expressed his appreciation for Atléti. A keen supporter of the club since childhood, he holds his parent club in high regard.

Atlético Madrid confirmed the permanent signing of Morata from Chelsea £58m in 2019.
Atlético Madrid confirmed the permanent signing of Morata from Chelsea £58m in 2019.

"You always have a team from when you were little, and I am and will always be from Atletico. I want it to be very clear that I am grateful to Atleti,' he added.

'I have a very good relationship with Cholo [Diego Simeone] and I wish him all the best – you never know if we will meet again. I don't know if I will ever wear the Atletico shirt again. Right now I'm very well and calm, but you never know."

Morata has scored 18 goals for Atléti since joining in 2019 from Chelsea, one more than he has for loan side Juventus across two spells in Turin. The striker also boasts an impressive scoring record for his country, netting 17 in 33 games since making his debut on 2014.

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