Alvaro Morata has confirmed that he will be staying with Atletico Madrid for the duration of the 2022-23 season after the end of his loan spell at Juventus.
Morata spent the last two seasons in Turin, having initially returned to Juve for a second spell in September 2020.
The Spaniard scored 20 goals in Serie A during that time, but the Bianconeri decided against buying him outright and he now finds himself back at Wanda Metropolitano.
Morata has been strongly linked with a permanent summer transfer in recent weeks amid reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, but he still has two years left to run on his contract with Atletico.
The 29-year-old has no plans to go anywhere and is excited about his fresh start in Madrid, as he has told the Liga club’s official website:
I’m very motivated and I can’t wait to start training. I’m sure it’s going to be a great year.
I’m going to meet up again with all those players who are also friends, they’ve always treated me very well and we’ve kept in touch.
I’m looking forward to seeing them, it’s going to be very important that we get to know each other so that we can compete at the best level.
Besides, I’m lucky to have already worked with Simeone and his team and that will make things easier. I can’t wait to start preparing for this season together.
🔴⚪ @AlvaroMorata: “I’m very motivated, I can’t wait to start training”
Welcome home, Alvaro!
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 7, 2022
Atletico were unable to defend the Liga title last season as they slipped to third in the standings, 15 points behind eventual winners Real Madrid.