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One of Italy's Euro 2020 heroes makes €35 million Juventus move
Manuel Locatelli scored twice in five games for the Azzurri at the tournament.

LAST UPDATE | Aug 18th 2021, 5:59 PM

ITALY’S EURO 2020 winner Manuel Locatelli has made a move from Sassuolo to Juventus.

Midfielder Locatelli, 23, scored twice in five games as the Azzurri lifted the European Championship in July and underwent a medical at Juve, who confirmed his signing on social media this evening. 

According to Italian media, Locatelli has signed a two-year loan deal with the record 36-time Serie A champions, who will reportedly pay a fee of €35 million.

Locatelli made his top-flight debut with AC Milan in 2016 before joining Sassuolo two years later. 

He will join fellow Euro 2020 winners Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa as well as Federico Bernardeschi at the Allianz Stadium and will work under new coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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‘Loca’ will also feature alongside Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal attacker, on Tuesday, blasted reports claiming he was trying to return to Real Madrid.

The contract was finalised on Wednesday and Locatelli could make his Juve debut at Udinese on Sunday in their first league game of the season.

 © – AFP, 2021

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