Alvaro Morata has expressed gratitude to Juventus fans, for their support, after returning to Madrid, following a two-year stay at the club.
The Serie A giants were intent in holding on to the 23-year-old. But Real Madrid exercised a buy-back clause, believed to be worth over €30 million.
And the Spain international, who has scored three goals in three appearances at the Euros, posted a letter to Juve fans on his personal website.
“Hello everyone. Writing this letter isn’t easy for me,” wrote Morata, who won back-to-back domestic doubles with Juve as well as scoring in the 2015 Champions League final.
“I would like firstly to thank all the people who believed in me, who placed their faith in me and who treated me extremely well to make me happy at Juventus and in Turin.
“Thanks to president Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, John Elkan, Giuseppe Marotta, Matteo Fabris and above all to Fabio Paratici and Javier Ribalta.
“Thanks to all the people who work for this immense club that is Juventus. Workers, physiotherapists, doctors, security, chefs. In brief, thanks to all who are part of Juve.
“Thanks of course to all the Juventus fans in the world for their unconditional love and support, which was never lacking. Thanks to [Massimiliano Allegri] for believing in me and for turning me into a better footballer, to the captains who took care of me with such dedication and to my team-mates for all the incredible days I spent with them, because winning with them was spectacular.
“I remain marked by this club, its history and all of you. Wherever I go I’ll always feel like a Juventino and I’ll be able to say with pride and in a loud voice that I wore the Juventus colours and that I was one of their champions.
“Thanks once again to everyone for letting me be part of this family.”
Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez has said his client is still interesting top Premier League clubs, with Madrid rumoured to be willing to sell the 23-year-old on at a large profit.