Alvaro Morata is back home to Real Madrid having spent two seasons at Serie A club, Juventus and winning the Serie A title with the reigning Champions. There have been speculations surrounding the striker’s career at the Santiago Bernabeu but his return home puts an end to all the rumours.
Morata was officially presented at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Monday in front of 3,000 supporters.
“I’m at the most difficult club in the world to play and score goals for but I’ll give my life for that because I’m a Real Madrid fan,” he told reporters.
“It has been a long two-year wait but sometimes you need to mature. I’m here to … stay for as long as possible” the Spanish striker said in media statement.
Morata joined Madrid academy in July 2008 playing that season in the under-17s. He also played with the under-19s and Real Madrid C. He followed this up with a move into the Real
Madrid Castilla squad, where he became a key part of the team that won promotion in the 2011/12 season.
After being called up for the Champions League squads to face Ajax and Auxerre and for the La Liga match against Valencia, his chance came in December 2010 at La Romareda, the place where one of the Real Madrid legends also made his debut: Raúl González. The academy graduate came on in the 89th minute of the game which Real Madrid won 3-1, according a statement on the club’s website.