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Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo targets reunion with Alvaro Morata as he looks to replace Gonzalo Higuain

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Andrea Pirlo wants to make Alvaro Morata (pictured) his first signing as Juventus manager

Andrea Pirlo ‘targets former Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata’ as his first signing as Juventus boss as he looks to replace Gonzalo Higuain with ex-team-mate

  • Andrea Pirlo wants to bring Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata back to Juventus
  • Pirlo is keen to reunite with the Spaniard, given they played together for the club
  • With Gonzalo Higuain set for the exit, Pirlo is looking for his replacement 

Andrea Pirlo is wanting to bring Alvaro Morata back to Juventus in a sensational return to Turin for the Spanish striker.

Following his swift appointment as Juventus manager last week, Pirlo is already targeting what he needs to become a success in his first role as a senior coach.

While Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala have shone for Juventus during Maurizio Sarri’s short reign at the Allianz Stadium, Pirlo is looking to incorporate a traditional striker into his side and Morata fits the bill, according to SportItalia.

Andrea Pirlo wants to make Alvaro Morata (pictured) his first signing as Juventus manager

The Juventus legend was swiftly appointed as Maurizio Sarri's replacement last week

The Juventus legend was swiftly appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement last week

Pirlo and Morata played alongside each other during Juventus’ double-winning 2014-15 campaign, where they finished runners-up to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Morata left a good impression on Pirlo before he left for the MLS in 2015, where he finished his trophy-laden playing career with New York City FC.

With Gonzalo Higuain destined for the exit and Dybala set to feature more out wide in the upcoming campaign, Pirlo will only have Ronaldo to rely upon heading into a long and brutal season. 

Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly set to leave the Turin club in the summer transfer window

Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly set to leave the Turin club in the summer transfer window

With this in mind, Pirlo has identified Morata as one of the main candidates to lead the line while ushering a new era in for the Italian giants. 

Morata, who has scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Atletico this season, could be tempted by a move back to Italy, especially considering he has family ties to the country.

The former Chelsea forward also owns real estate in Turin and often returns to the city on holiday with his wife Alice Campello and their twins. 

Pirlo and Morata (right) played alongside each other during a successful 2014-15 campaign

Pirlo and Morata (right) played alongside each other during a successful 2014-15 campaign

However, Atletico will only accept a large cash sum for the 27-year-old, as they look to recoup the £58million they paid Chelsea for him last summer.

The Spanish giants would also reportedly refuse any player-swap deal for their No 9.

During his two years under Diego Simeone, Morata has made 60 appearances, scoring 22 times and providing five assists for his team-mates. 

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Source: DailyMail

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