“It is incredible to be here again. I can’t wait to get started.” It’s Alvaro Morata’s first words after re-joining to Real Madrid which has been come out by Real Madrid Twitter. The Spanish giant have activated the 30M Euros buy-back clause and Morata has been returned to Santiago Bernabeu after spending two years in Juventus. “It is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started. I have had two great years at Juventus, I learned a lot and I can only be thankful because without this experience I would not be here.” Morata told Real Madrid’s website. He seems so excited to play again for his ex-team, but the possibility is not very real. In Juventus, he was the third choice, and Usually Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic have started the matches as the striker. In Real, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale are ahead, so he may sit on the bench and waiting to be used as a substitute, what he is not looking for. Anyhow, due to his playing style, that situation is the most likelihood. Morata’s pace is amazing and his skill is wonderful, but he has two big weaknesses.
His finishing is poor. He has scored some important goals for Juventus, but a large number of his goals have been against empty nets. If his two seasons in the Italian side has been reviewed, it will be discovered he has missed too many opportunities; the most important of them was against Sevilla in UCL group stage 2015/16 when Juve needed only one point to qualify as the leader, and Morata wasted a golden chance in each half which had resulted in qualifying as the second team behind Manchester city (which were beaten in home and away against Juve) and confronted with Bayern Munich in the last 16 that was finished with the German side win. Juve could have been qualified as a first team and the way to the semi-final seemed easy, perhaps they could have won UCL; moreover, it could be noticed he is a tall striker (189cm) and supposed to be a good header, but he has few goals with the head.
Another weakness is a lack of stability. The Spaniard is 100 out of 100 in a game and 10 in another, So the coach can be always afraid about his condition in the day. If a player is 70-80 in al games, the coach can plan properly because the conditions are foreseen; on the other hand, if a player varies game by game, the coach are not able to design an accurate program for a matchday; furthermore, in both seasons, Morata did not have a good start, and the difference between his first half of the season and the second is massive.
Morata seems like a two-edged sword. When he is on the field, I think both teams could be worried. The opponent is in trouble because of his pace and skill, and his side is worried due to his poor finishing.
There are many rumors about Morata’s future. Some English clubs are eager to have him, and it is likely Real will sell him to make a big profit. The Spanish Side have just turned down the 60M Euros offer from Chelsea (According to Football-italia.net) to receive a better proposal. Actually, the player’s value has been being hyped and the price-tag doesn’t seem proportional to his quality. He is not a complete striker (maybe he can be more efficient as a winger), and if a club is willing to pay more than 60M Euros for a striker, some better options could be found in the market.