Álvaro Morata has returned to Atlético Madrid following a loan spell with Juventus.
The Serie A club failed to strike a deal with Atlético that would keep the striker in Italy.
Juventus’ main issue was financing the deal. Initially a one-year loan agreement worth €10 million and with a purchase option of €45 million, Juve had the right to extend his stay by another season for an extra €10 million, which would bring the release clause down to €35 million.
The Italian club had reportedly been trying to negotiate the purchase figure down since the end of the season.
A third year on loan became an option, but Juventus opted to walk away from the deal as they confirmed on Thursday the striker’s second spell at the club is over.
“Álvaro Morata’s adventure at Juventus has come to an end. The Spanish forward, on loan from Atlético Madrid over the last two seasons, leaves the Bianconeri for the second time and returns to the ranks of the Colchoneros,” the club wrote.