Revealed contract deals huge blow to Premier League giants’ transfer hopes

After revealing the contracts of the likes of Mesut Ozil, David De Gea, Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, Football Leaks has now published the contract of Alvaro Morata’s transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus.

The 23-year-old forward moved to Turin in 2014 for a £15.7 million transfer fee, which is confirmed in the contract, signing a five-year contract with the Serie A champions.

The notorious Portuguese side now reveals that Los Blancos have just 16 months, namely until July 2017, to activate the Spaniard’s buy-back clause.

If they do, Real would have to pay Juventus £23.5 million, but only if Morata has played more than 50 per cent of Juve’s official matches. If he has only played between 25 per cent and 50 per cent of the Old Lady’s matches, the transfer fee drops to €25 million, and if the forward has played less than 25 per cent, the Spanish giants would only have to pay €20 million, the fee they sold him to Juve for in 2014.

However, there’s another interesting clause, which deals the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea a couple of serious blows. If the Champions League finalists from last season sell Morata to another team before July 2017, they have to compensate Real for £62.9 million, making it very unlikely Juve will sell their striker.

Morata has endured a difficult second season in Turin, but has found his groove lately. He has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 35 appearances for Juventus so far this season.

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