Tottenham Hotspur now want a player who once said he was ‘in debt’ to Antonio Conte
According to COPE Padlock Tottenham are interested in signing Alvaro Morata as signing Dusan Vlahovic is likely to push Morata down the pecking order at Juventus.
Morata is currently on loan at Juve but he could swap Turin for North London if the reports are to be believed.
This is apparently a very credible rumor. After all, Antonio Conte has signed Morata twice in the past, both for Juventus and Chelsea.
Morata is apparently also a fan of Conte. After joining Chelsea, he claimed he joined because of the Italian, while he also said he was indebted to Conte since his first spell at Juventus.
What did Morata say about Conte?
The striker spoke about the manager after joining Chelsea.
“I came here because there was a coach like Antonio Conte. We started talking about my possible transfer last spring and I finally came to London,” Morata said. Sports Gazette.
“I owe Conte a debt. He took me to Juve and then left for Italy. When I found out he wanted me, I didn’t think twice.
Still in debt
Morata said he was indebted to Conte when he joined Chelsea, and to be fair, there’s an argument to be made that he still is.
Conte has shown great faith in Morata throughout his career but the Spaniard is yet to really repay all of that.
As Morata said, Conte left Juventus before he had the chance to really play under him when he wasn’t brilliant at Chelsea.
If Morata is to reunite with Conte for the third time, he really needs to repay the faith shown to him.
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