Alvaro Morata has sent an emotional farewell letter to Juventus following Real Madrid's decision to re-sign him. The striker said that he will continue to support the Italian champions wherever he goes, amid rumours linking him with both Chelsea and Manchester United.
Earlier this week, Real Madrid confirmed they had activated the €30m (£23m, $34m) clause to lure the Spanish international back to his childhood club, reporting he will "join up with the first team for pre-season training under the command of Zinedine Zidane".
Ongoing reports over recent months have suggested Los Blancos were only interested in re-signing Morata to sell him on for a profit in the summer transfer window, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all said to have been monitoring the situation.
The Gunners originally looked to be favourites to sign the player, but following their pursuit of Jamie Vardy, AS and Marca both reported Chelsea and Manchester United are the sides pushing hardest for his services.
Reports in Spain over recent days also claimed Real Madrid could keep the player at the Bernabeu following his impressive Euro 2016 campaign with Spain.
Morata's agent himself has admitted his future at Real Madrid is uncertain, with the player having offers to move to English football.
"He still has offers from top clubs in the Premier League,"Juanma Lopez told AStv. "We'll see, we have to talk to Zidane. But for the moment Morata is happy. Whether he'll stay or not, you have to ask Real Madrid. But as things stand he's a Madrid player from 1 July."
The Daily Telegraph later claimed Chelsea had already opened talks with Real Madrid regarding a £40m deal.
Morata has not given any answer to those rumours while with Spain at Euro 2016, but has now delivered an emotional farewell to the Juventus fans and his former teammates.
"Hello everyone. It is not easy for me to write this letter. Firstly I would like firstly to thank all the people who believed in me, who took a gamble a me and who treated me extremely well to make me happy at Juventus and in Turin," the Real Madrid striker wrote onhis official website.
"Thanks to [Juventus] president Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, John Elkann, Giuseppe Marotta, Matteo Fabris and above all to Fabio Paratici and Javier Ribalta... Thanks to all the people who work for this immense club that is Juventus. Workers, physiotherapists, doctors, security, chefs. In brief, thanks to all who are inside Juve.
"Thanks also to all who have helped me in my life in Turin. I have made a lot of friends who will last forever. Heartfelt thanks for all those moments I will never forget. Thanks of course to all the Juventus fans around the world for their unconditional love and support, which was never lacking. [Thanks] to the manager for believing in me and for turning me into a better footballer, to the captains who took care of me with such dedication and to my teammates for all the incredible days I spent with them, because winning with them was spectacular.
"I remain marked by this club, its history and all of you. Wherever I go I'll always feel like another Juventino and I'll be able to say with pride and in a loud voice that I wore the Juventus colours and that I was one of their champions.
"Thanks once again to everyone for letting me be part of this family."