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Locatelli: Juventus sign Italy midfielder for initial 25m euros

Manuel Locatelli, who was part of Italy's Euro 2020 triumph this summer, has joined Juventus from Sassuolo.

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Locatelli: Juventus sign Italy midfielder for initial 25m euros

Juventus have signed Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli from fellow Serie A club Sassuolo.

Sassuolo joins Juventus in deal worth potential 37.5m euros

The Bianconeri will pay an initial 25 million euros, plus add-ons that could be worth a further 12.5m euros, to land the 23-year-old on a five-year deal.

Locatelli arrives on an initial two-year loan with the permanent deal to be completed at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Locatelli impressed in Italy's victorious Euro 2020 campaign

Locatelli scored twice against Switzerland and made five appearances in Italy's Euro 2020 triumph.

Juve vice president Pavel Nedved revealed at the start of this month that the Turin giants had made what they considered to be an "appropriate offer" for Locatelli and they have now got their man.

Locatelli had the second best goals-per-90-minute ratio of any Italy player (0.66) in Euro 2020 after Matteo Pessina (0.95).