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Real star departs

Alvaro Morata looking forward to Juventus switch

Alvaro Morata will link up with Fernando Llorente next season

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Alvaro Morata to join Juve | Foto: AFP

Sport EN | 10.7.2014 | 23:16h.

Alvaro Morata is on the verge of joining Juventus from Real Madrid for €22 million. 

Behind a galaxy of stars in Carlo Ancelotti's pecking order, Morata has decided to up sticks and head to Italy.

Arsenal were also keen but signed Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez

Morata, 21, will join compatriot Fernando Llorente who moved to Juve last season from Athletic Bilbao. 

"I can't wait to get to Turin. Everyone has told me it's a great city and I am looking forward to getting to know it," Morata told Marca.

"I haven't had the chance to speak to Fernando, but it's always good to have someone you know in the dressing room when you get to a new club."