Giuseppe Marotta speaks on reported Spurs target Alvaro Morata

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The 23-year-old hot shot has been repeatedly linked with Spurs in recent months.

Quoted by Goal.com, Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed that striker and reported Tottenham Hotspur target Alvaro Morata is happy enough to stay with the Italian champions.

The 23-year-old forward has netted nine goals from 22 starts in all competitions this season and speculation has mounted in recent months that he is a target of Spurs.

Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb reported in March that the former Real Madrid product had been in regular contact with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

That being said, Morata's situation is complex to say the least. Real, who sold him in 2014, have the option to buy him back for a reported £24 million, but AS wrote in March that the Spanish giants would then slap a £40 million price tag on his back and offer him to Premier League suitors.

Nevertheless, Moratta is hopeful that he will stay in Turin, but admits he may be powerless to keep him with the Serie A champions.

"We want to keep the lad and have to discuss it with Real Madrid. His destiny also depends on Real Madrid's, as they are currently active in La Liga and the Champions League," he's quoted as saying by Goal.com.

"The player improved and grew a great deal with us, while he feels bonded to our club colours. He wants to stay with Juventus, but obviously Real Madrid have everything needed to change his mind."

 

Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal have also been linked with the Spain international, according to The Daily Mail. His contract expires in 2020, meaning he is unlikely to be cheap for any English club, even if they buy directly from Juve.

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