Juventus is confident in signing Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli after revealing that Vice President Pavel Nedved has stated that it is a “proper offer.”
The 23-year-old midfielder has established himself with Sassuolo in Serie A over the past two seasons and is currently on the radar of several major European clubs.
Locatelli’s share price has risen even further after five successful appearances in Italy in the Euro 2020 campaign, including his appearance against England in the final last month.
He scored twice against Switzerland on the group stage, second only to Matteo Pessina (0.95) and the second highest percentage of Italian players (0.66) in the tournament in terms of goals per 90 minutes.
Locatelli, a former Milanese, also had more tackles per 90 minutes in the euro than any Italian player (2.32), followed by Marco Veratti (2.02) and Federico Bernardeschi (1.42).
Arsenal have already bid on the midfielder and Liverpool, England is also linked, but Nedved is confident that Juventus can win the race for his signature.
“We talked to Sassuolo and made a suggestion that we believe is suitable for the current climate, in a way that the financial and transfer markets are affected by COVID,” Nedved told the sports mediaset. ..
“I’m sure this is a good proposal and a correct one. We are always confident. Of course, there are things that negotiations need to clarify and resolve. You are the player. It’s clear when you want and that player wants you … “
Nedved’s comment comes after Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali revealed last week that Locatelli wanted to move to Juventus.
Bianconeri, who reappointed Massimiliano Allegri in May after removing Andrea Pirlo, has not yet signed a new signature prior to the 2021-22 campaign.
Juventus will face Barcelona in Prestige for the preseason next weekend before launching the Serie A campaign in Udinese on August 22nd.
– Soccer Sports
Juventus is confident in landing Locatelli after revealing the “appropriate offer” – Nedved
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