Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has stated Madrid hold all the cards concerning Alvaro Morata’s future.
Morata has been continually linked with a move away from Juventus, with a return to Madrid possible.
The Spain international will love to remain at Turin, but Madrid retain a buy back clause, and Buffon admits that media coverage would seem to suggest that Madrid hold all the cards.
“After reading the papers, I think that neither the player nor Juventus have a lot to say about this,” he said ahead of Italy’s friendly match with Spain.
“It’s Real Madrid who have to decide because there is a buy-back clause.
“What the player or the club where he plays wants is relative, because it seems like Madrid will decide his future.”
Morata joined Juventus on a five-year deal in July 2014 and went on to claim the domestic double and reach the Champions League final – scoring in both legs of the semi-final against Madrid – in his first season with the club.
He has scored 10 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions this term.