Alvaro Morata: Pirlo set to reunite with former teammate at Juventus

Alvaro Morata: Pirlo set to reunite with former teammate at Juventus

- Alvaro Morata has become a summer target for Juventus ahead of next campaign

- Juve boss Andrea Pirlo was teammate with the Spanish forward during the 2014-15 season

- Pirlo believes Morata will be a perfect replacement for Gonzalo Higuain

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Alvaro Morata could be working together with his former teammate Andrea Pirlo who has now become Juventus coach.

The Atletico Madrid striker and the newly appointed Juve boss played together for just one season during the 2014-15 campaign when they made it through to the Champions League finals but lost to Barcelona.

Morata made a good impression after that season and returned to parent club Real Madrid after his successful two-season loan spell in Turin.

Alvaro Morata: Pirlo set to reunite with former teammate at Juventus

Alvaro Morata: Pirlo set to reunite with former teammate at Juventus. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And the Italian boss believes the Spaniard will fit into his plans as a traditional striker ahead of their next campaign at the Allianz Stadium, according to SportItalia.

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Gonzalo Higuain is destined to leave Juventus in the summer and Paulo Dybala could be played more from the wings as Pirlo's only striker would be Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pirlo believes Morata's inclusion into his attack for next season's campaign will add more flair to the team and make them strong candidates to win trophies next season.

The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals for Atletico Madrid in 34 matches this campaign and could consider a move back to Italy.

The former Chelsea star owns a real estate in Turin and visits the city regularly with his wife Alice Campello and their twins.

Atletico paid £58million for the striker from Chelsea last summer and would accept only cash to let go of the Spain international.

It is understood that the Wanda Metropolitano outfit would not accept a player plus cash deal for their forward.

Morata's overall statistics under Diego Simeone has seen him score 22 goals in 60 matches as well as providing five assists.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has passed a message to newly-appointed boss Andrea Pirlo that all Juventus need to bounce back from their disappointment season is critical thinking.

The Old Lady failed to qualify out of the round of 16 in the Champions League following a superior away-goal rule after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline against Lyon.

And the club took a drastic decision barely 24 hours after being dumped out of the competition a Maurizio Sarri was relieved of his duties appointing club legend Pirlo.

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