Alvaro Morata spent two successful seasons at Juventus, time enough for Gianluigi Buffon to appreciate the young Spaniard as a player and a person.
His move to Real for me was a disappointment, because we lost a great talent of an age that would allow him to mature and finally to devote himself to the club. He could be the best man for Juventus
the legendary Bianconeri captain told Real Madrid TV, revealing that
Alvaro had negative thoughts in his last period at Juve. We talked a bit about it because he I was sorry for him. He was a guy I loved a lot and wanted to help him, to give him security. He deserved the help of a companion and I had great affection for him
Buffon said, lamenting the fact that Juventus couldn’t convince Morata to stay in Turin, instead of returning to Real Madrid two years after leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
Juventus are very close to qualifying for the Champions League final after their 2-0 win at Monaco last week, so are Real Madrid, having beaten Atletico 3-0 in the first leg of their semifinal, so Buffon will most probably face Morata soon, in the final in Cardiff.