Juventus Close to Signing Manuel Locatelli

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Juventus are set to complete the signing of Italian international midfielder Manuel Locatelli, according to Goal journalist Romeo Agresti.

The Serie A side have been pursuing the Sassuolo midfielder for weeks and finally appear to be closing in on their man.

Arsenal have also been linked to Locatelli, however, he prefers a switch to the Bianconeri.

Juventus Close to Signing Manuel Locatelli

Turin Giants Look Set to Capture Number One Target

Ongoing negotiations have been slow between the two clubs with Sassuolo holding firm on their asking price of €40 million. However, there finally appears to be a breakthrough with both side’s representatives to meet in Turin.

With just one week left until the start of the Serie A season, Juventus are eager to finalise Locatelli’s arrival as soon as possible.

Locatelli Will Add Something Different to Juventus Midfield

It has been a quiet summer in Turin, with Juventus’s only notable signing being midfielder Weston McKennie from Schalke.

However, they have made no secret that Locatelli was their number target. The midfielder was one of the stars of Italy’s successful Euro 2020 campaign.

He will add drive to Juventus’ midfield and is a player that is comfortable on the ball. He looks like the perfect replacement for Miralem Pjanic, someone who Juventus badly missed last season.

It will also allow the likes of Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie to become more box-to-box threats going forward.

Juventus are eager to wrestle back their Serie A title and bounce back from a poor campaign last season. They haven’t been as active in the transfer window so far, due to the club’s current financial situation after the pandemic.

However, there will be optimism that they can win back their league crown. This is in part to the arrival of new boss Massimiliano Allegri and their rivals Inter Milan being significantly weaker.

The signing of Locatelli will be a key addition to Juve’s midfield and will be a key player next season if the signing goes through.

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