Manuel Locatelli (Lapresse)
Juventus: Manuel Locatelli arrives from Sassuolo, soon the announcement
After a long and troubled negotiation, the Juventus assured to Massimiliano Allegri the director who was missing to reinforce the Juventus midfield: he arrives Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.
The midfielder of the national team Roberto Mancini, great protagonist of the European triumph, was also courted by theArsenal, but rejected the English sirens just to marry Juventus.
Pleasing him wasn’t easy. Among the Juventus proposals and the requests of the Sassuolo there was a big gap until today’s meeting, which made it possible to find a point of fall: Juve gets the former Milan midfielder on loan free of charge, pledging to redeem him in 2023.
In this way the neroverdi save the budgetary needs and the bianconeri the financial ones, spreading over five annuities the 35 million that match the player’s rating.
The parties are filing the final details of the agreement and, following the official announcement, Locatelli will make himself available to Merry to occupy that role of central midfielder that the coach said he wanted to entrust to Aaron Ramsey, but probably only to divert attention from a negotiation that was struggling to conclude. Until today.