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Juventus sign Itay star Manuel Locatelli until 2026

Juventus sign Itay star Manuel Locatelli until 2026

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Juventus sign Itay star Manuel Locatelli until 2026

Manuel Locatelli will be a part of Juventus’ new era under Massimiliano Allegri. The Serie A club officially confirmed the football transfer of Locatelli on their website. Juventus sign Manuel Locatelli on a €25 million transfer deal from rivals Sassuolo. 

“Juventus’ midfield has been enriched with the arrival of another young name, whose talent is most certainly undeniable: Manuel Locatelli, 23, born in Lecco on 8th January 1998, who joins Juventus from Sassuolo,” the club wrote in a statement.

During Italy’s Euro 2020 victory Locatelli scored twice against Switzerland and appeared in five games. Latest transfer news reports that the Bianconeri paid an initial €25 million-plus add-ons worth up to €12.5 million to Serie A rivals for the signature of the Italian midfielder. Locatelli completed a five-year contract with Juve which means he will stay until 2025 in Allegri’s team who returned to the Turin giants in the month of May.

At the start of this month, Juve vice president Pavel Nedved revealed that the Turin giants had made an “appropriate offer” for Locatelli, and they now have him. Locatelli had the second-best goals-per-90-minute ratio (0.66) of any Italian player in Euro 2020, trailing only Matteo Pessina (0.95).

In an attempt to secure an agreement with the Green and Blacks the Old Lady has spent most of this summer and they have finally achieved that in time for him to even feature in their season opener against Udinese this weekend.

Manuel Locatelli has dropped a hint on the shirt number he will wear for Juventus. Tuttomercatoweb reports he might choose number 27 at the club after he wrote it on a ball that he signed for a Bianconeri fan.

The 23-year-old started his career at AC Milan before moving to Sassuolo on loan in 2018 and then joining them permanently a year later. He helped Milan win the 2016 Italian Supercoppa in his debut career. He is the youngest outfield player to have played at least 100 appearances in the Italian top-flight (144 appearances, with eight goals and 11 assists)

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