Alvaro Morata has revealed he snubbed Napoli because he had too much “pride and respect” for Juventus.
The 23-year-old’s future was up in the air this summer as Real Madrid mulled over triggering the buy-back clause in his contract at Juve, while a host of Premier League clubs were interested in signing the Spain international.
Madrid have since opted to bring him back to the Bernabeu, but Morata has revealed he received an offer from Napoli to replace Gonzalo Higuain.
“They spoke with my agent, but I would never have gone there out of pride and respect for Juve, the club I consider my second family,” he said.
“Juventus had also made a big offer for me, but Real Madrid said no. Juventus are the biggest club in Italy, but life goes on, and who knows if in the future our paths will not cross again.”