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The 21-year-old only joined Juventus on Saturday but now faces a two-month spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury

Alvaro Morata has made an inauspicious start to his Juventus career after picking up a knee injury on his first day of training that will keep him out of action for 50 days.

The young Spanish forward sealed his €20 million move from Real Madrid to the Serie A champions on Saturday, only to suffer the setback on Monday.

The 21-year-old limped from the training pitch complaining of pain in his knee and a series of tests have confirmed that he could be at risk of missing the start of the Serie A season.

"Alvaro Morata underwent an MRI scan after being forced to depart Monday afternoon's training session early due to injury," a statement on the Juventus website reads.

"The tests, carried out at Turin's Clinica Fornaca di Sessant, revealed a second grade tear of the medial collateral ligament in the striker's left knee. 

"He is estimated to return to action in 50 days."

Morata will be hoping to settle quickly at Juve and fight Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente for a regular starting spot under Massimiliano Allegri once he returns from injury.

Juve's new coach replaced Antonio Conte on Wednesday and made Morata his first signing as he looks to continue the period of success that has brought three-consecutive Scudetti.

A lack of regular first-team football hampered his progress in Madrid, though he was thought of highly enough for Real to retain an option to buy him back until the end of the 2016-17 season.

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