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Juventus get creative in effort to sign Locatelli from Sassuolo

Juventus are on the verge of finally signing Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo.  The Euro 2020 winner w...


Juventus get creative in effor...

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Juventus get creative in effort to sign Locatelli from Sassuolo


Juventus are on the verge of finally signing Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. 

The Euro 2020 winner with Italy has been a long-term target of the Bianconeri, who have gotten creative in their efforts to secure his signature.

Tuttomercatoweb report that Locatelli will initially sign a two-year loan deal with Juventus, with the obligation to buy.

It effectively means, Juve can hold off on paying a €35million euro fee for the 23-year old until the summer of 2023.

Locatelli started Italy's first two games at Euro 2020, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Switzerland, before making way for a fit-again Marco Veratti.

He started his career with AC Milan, making his Serie A debut at the age of 18 in a game against Carpi in 2016.

Locatelli would make 63 appearances for Milan, before securing a loan move to Sassuolo in 2018. That move was such a success, that the Emiglia-Romagna club made it permanent the following summer.

He's made 99 appearances for Sassuolo, helping solidify them as a top-half Serie A side.

Locatelli's arrival is also likely to cast further doubt on attempts to re-sign Miralem Pjanic.

The Bosnian only left Juve for Barcelona last summer in a partial swap with Arthur Melo. However, Barça's catastrophic financial state is forcing them to find suitors for several players, Pjanic included.

Pjanic is earning a reported €7.5million a year at the Camp Nou, and Juve would find it difficult to match those wages.

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