Juventus FINALLY agree Manuel Locatelli’s £30m move from Sassuolo after weeks of talks with the Italy midfielder set to sign initially on loan before joining outright next summer on contract until 2026
- Juventus have finally got their transfer of Manuel Locatelli over the line
- Italy midfielder will join initially on loan from Sassuolo before permanent move
- Juve initially wanted just an option to buy but this has become an obligation
- Transfer fee will be around £30m with Locatelli’s contract through until 2026
- Locatelli, 23, was part of the Italy squad that won European Championship
Juventus have finally reach an agreement to sign Manuel Locatelli, with the Italy international midfielder poised to sign from Sassuolo for £30million.
Locatelli, 23, has agreed a contract through until 2026 worth around £2.5m per year, bringing to an end a transfer saga that had been ongoing since June.
He will join Juventus initially on loan with an obligation to buy next year.
Juventus have finally agreed the £30million signing of Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli
The 23-year-old signs from Sassuolo initially on loan as his transfer saga finally concludes
According to Tuttosport and SportItalia, an agreement that saw satisfactory to Sassuolo was finally struck on Tuesday afternoon after a fifth meeting between the two parties.
Juventus director of football Federico Cherubini rewrote the club’s proposal to sign Locatelli and it finally proved acceptable to Sassuolo, who spent only £11m to sign the player from AC Milan two years ago.
Locatelli impressed during Euro 2020 and featured in Italy’s win over England in the final
Locatelli will bolster Juve’s midfield options as they attempt to win back the Serie A title
The Turin club had originally wanted only an option, rather than an obligation, to buy following the loan spell but in the end had to back down to force the move through.
Locatelli had his heart set on joining Juventus and reinforces the midfield options available to returning manager Massimiliano Allegri ahead of their opening Serie A game at Udinese on Sunday.
He featured in five of Italy’s seven Euro 2020 matches during a victorious campaign that saw them defeat England on penalties in the Wembley final.
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