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Morata's future remains uncertain. Getty

Lucas Vazquez has added his voice to those who want Real Madrid to re-sign Alvaro Morata and keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu next season, rather than flog him on to a Premier League outfit for a profit. Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the Juventus striker in recent months, but reports in Spain suggest he may move back to Zinedine Zidane's outfit to fill the gap left by the expected departure of Jese Rodriguez.

Reports in Spain had previously suggested Real Madrid were ready to take advantage of Morata's rising reputation by activating a €30m (£23.8m) clause to bring him back from Juventus, before selling him to an English team for an inflated fee.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with his services, amid reports in Marca suggesting Jose Mourinho wants him at Old Trafford alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mourinho handed Morata his Real Madrid debut during their time together in La Liga.

However, earlier this week Cadena Cope reported a new twist in the saga after, saying that Morata could be re-signed to stay with Real Madrid, as Jese Rodriguez is expected to move on loan to continue his development elsewhere.

Morata would therefore serve as a back-up, along with Vasquez himself, to the BBC trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Asked about this possibility in an interview with Cadena Cope, Vazquez said: "Hopefully [Real Madrid re-sign Morata]. He has had two great seasons [at Juventus], proving what a great player he is. If Real Madrid decide [to re-sign him] it will be good for everyone."


Vazquez's current Real Madrid teammate Jese has been linked with a loan move to Espanyol in recent days. The former believes such a move would be perfect for his pal, as he himself eventually earned a return to Los Blancos in the summer of 2015 following a successful spell at the Catalonian side.

"Should Jese [move on loan to Espanyol] I would wish him the best. I would advise him to go to Espanyol because my experience there was very good, both personally and professionally," Vazquez said.

Vazquez has enjoyed an impressive campaign at Real Madrid since former manager Rafa Benitez opted to re-sign him from Espanyol, also playing a crucial role as a super-sub for Zidane during the season while earning a surprising place in the Spanish national team. He has had words for praise for his two bosses for giving him the opportunity to play regularly, despite many expecting him to be a mere back-up.

"Zidane and Benitez are two great coaches," he said. "They have different styles and neither is better than the other, each has his own methods. They are two great managers. I'm very happy with both because they trusted me and gave me the chance to play. I'm very grateful and try to repay them on the pitch."