Morata set to join Barcelona' on six-month loan with option to buy

Spain’s full set! Alvaro Morata to Barcelona ‘is now 95% done’, as former Chelsea striker prepares to leave Juventus and join the only Spanish super-club he hasn’t played for on a six-month loan deal with the option to buy

  • Reports in Spain claim Alvaro Morata will be joining Barcelona this month
  • The former Real Madrid man will switch allegiance and turn out at the Nou Camp
  • AS claim a loan deal with option to buy has been agreed with Atletico Madrid
  • It is reported that Xavi sees Morata as one of the best forwards in the world 
  • The ex-Chelsea man is currently enduring a miserable time on loan at Juventus  

Alvaro Morata is reportedly on the cusp of a return to Spain, to become the new lead striker for Xavi’s Barcelona.

The former Real Madrid man is said to be close to returning to LaLiga and signing for the bitter rivals of his former club, initially on a loan deal.

Morata is currently playing his football with Juventus, on loan from parent club Atletico Madrid who he joined from Chelsea in July 2020 in a deal worth £58million.

Alvaro Morata is reportedly on the cusp of a return to Spain, to become Barcelona’s new striker

Morata signed for Atletico Madrid in 2019 (left) and has had two spells with their rivals Real

Now, according to AS, Barcelona are well on track to bringing in Morata this month with the transfer now ’95 per cent complete’.

It is outlined that ‘a total agreement has already been reached with Juventus for the loan of the player for the next six months, as well as an agreement with Atletico to execute a future purchase option.’

The fact that Atletico still owe Barca money for the loan of Antoine Griezmann – which includes an obligation to buy – is said also to be a factor in the deal, with Xavi’s side taking on Morata instead.

New boss Xavi is said to be a huge fan of Morata and his versatility in forward areas

Xavi is confident that he can already count on Morata for the Super Cup match against rivals Real Madrid on January 12, it has been reported.

Morata will join Ferran Torres as a new arrival at the Nou Camp, following the winger’s £55million switch from Manchester City last week.

With an inflated squad and limited funds, Barca are expecting to sell several players in the coming months.

Morata would join Ferran Torres (centre) who recently signed from Manchester City

Record signing Philippe Coutinho continues to be offered out to clubs, including Premier League strugglers Everton. 

Samuel Umtiti is also likely to be moved on, while Barca face an outgoing situation with big earner Ousmane Dembele, who looks set to depart as a free agent in summer. 

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