Juventus risk losing Morata – lawyer

Juventus risk losing Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid if they do not renegotiate the terms of his contract, according to the lawyer who helped take the forward to Turin.

The Spain international joined the Italian champions from Los Blancos for €20 million last summer, penning a five-year contract with the Old Lady.

However, Madrid retained the right to buy Morata back, for €30m in 2016 or €35m in 2017.

With Morata having enjoyed a stellar debut season in Italy, helping Juve record a domestic double, as well as firing them to the final of the Champions League, it is being reported that Madrid are considering bringing the 22-year-old back to the Santiago Bernabeu.

As a result, lawyer Giuseppe Bozzo, who worked on Morata’s transfer to Juve, feels that the Bianconeri must act quickly if they are to hold onto the forward.

“It was my job to bring him to Turin, while his father worked out the details of the contract,” he toldTuttosport.

“Having become Alvaro’s friend, I can say his desire could well be to stay at Juventus long-term, as he is convinced that they can win the Champions League.

“It’s a complex situation. In my view the next step should be renegotiating the clause with Real Madrid. It is written and can be exercised.

“What the player wants will also have an influence, along with what Madrid want to do with him, but if Juventus want to focus on Alvaro for the next eight to 10 years they must get out of this clause cul de sac.

“It’s also important to note that obviously his transfer value has already gone far above the €35m in the clause.”

Morata netted five times in 11 Champions League appearances last season, with two of his goals coming against former club Madrid in the semi-finals.