Having broken into the Real Madrid first-team at the age of 18, Alvaro Morata has seen his stock rise considerably after following up four successful years in the Spanish capital with a trophy-laden first 12 months in Turn.
At just 22 years of age, Morata already boasts an impressive CV having won a Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Super Cup with the Bianconeri, as well as a La Liga, two Copa Del Rey titles, a Supercopa de Espana and the Champions League.
The 6ft 3in forward began his career at Getafe CF before making the move across the capital to Real Madrid in 2008. Prior to making his full debut for Los Blancos, he progressed through the youth ranks notching 34 goals and winning two youth titles with the Juvenil A in the process.
The Spaniard made his league debut on 12 December 2010 and became more of a regular under ex-Juventus manager Carlo Ancelotti during the 2013/14 season. The faith shown by the Italian throughout the season was highlighted when he introduced Morata to help spark a successful Real Madrid revival during this year’s Champions League final triumph over inter-city rivals Atletico Madrid.
In his debut season in Turin, the forward netted 15 goals in all competitions, including five in the Champions League, helping to propel Massimiliano Allegri’s squad to the final in Berlin. After scoring a famous double against former club Madrid in the semi-finals, Morata also scored in the showpiece event against Barcelona.
The year also saw him make his international first-team debut in a 3-0 win over Belarus. In March 2015 he scored the only goal in Spain’s win over Ukraine in a European Championship qualifier.
Morata had also starred in his homeland’s European Championship winning Under-19 and Under -21 teams (2011 and 2013 respectively), with whom he achieved the coveted Golden Boot award at both tournaments.