After his loan at Juventus expires on Thursday, Alvaro Morata will return to Atletico Madrid, the Serie A club has stated.
The two teams were unable to reach an agreement that would have allowed the forward from Spain to continue in Italy longer, thus he will leave Turin.
"Alvaro Morata's journey with Juventus is over, "In a statement, the Italian team stated.
"The Spanish forward, who spent the previous two seasons playing on loan from Atletico Madrid, departs the Bianconeri for a second time and rejoins the Colchoneros."
After being loaned to Juve by Atletico in 2020, Morata won the Italian Cup the following year and scored 32 goals during his second stint there.
He previously represented the team from 2014 to 2016, during which time he won two league and cup doubles and advanced to the Champions League final in 2015.
The 29-year-old expressed his desire to remain in Turin and expressed his happiness at Juventus.
In a farewell letter posted to Instagram, Morata remarked, "Having the chance to wear this shirt is one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me."
According to the agreement reached with Atletico, Juventus needed to pay 35 million euros to complete Morata's transfer. However, Italian media reports that he may still be able to return if the Spanish club drops its asking price during the summer.
Additionally, Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernadeschi, whose contracts end on Thursday, have officially left Juventus.
The club's CEO, Maurizio Arrivabene, said in March that the contract of Argentina striker Paulo Dybala will not be renewed. Dybala was then expected to join bitter rivals Inter Milan.