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Tracked by several big European teams, Manuel Locatelli made a big decision for his future.
A very recent European champion is in the transfer market. After a big season in Sassuolo under the orders of Roberto De Zerbi, Manuel Locatelli had already caught the eye of several big European clubs. And even if he lost his place after the return of Marco Verratti during the Euro, his start to the competition, crowned by a double against Italy, had marked the spirits. PSG and Leonardo were watching him closely, as were Borussia Dortmund or even FC Barcelona. Arsenal were also very hot. Corriere dello Sport even ensures that the Gunners have passed on the player the most important offer. However, Manuel Locatelli has only one desire: to join Juventus. The midfielder has made his choice.
It remains to be seen whether Juventus will manage to convince Sassuolo to let his player go. Manuel Locatelli, who has two years of contract left, should not be transferred for less than 40 ME. The room for maneuver is quite low for Juventus. But La Vieille Dame is surely the club that most needs to strengthen in the midfield. PSG have already completed the arrival of Georginio Wijnaldum. The fiercest contender for Juventus is indeed likely to be Arsenal. The Gunners have the means, and Mikel Arteta already sees himself integrating the Italian in his 11. Now that the Euro is over, the case will accelerate. Everything remains possible if Juventus do not do what is necessary with Sassuolo. But one thing is clear, Manuel Locatelli gave his preference. He wishes to stay in Italy.