Arsenal and Manchester City target Manuel Locatelli is “ready” to play for any club in European football, Sassuolo teammate Francesco Magnanelli has said. TMW.
Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Ruben Neves isn’t the only name on Arsenal’s wishlist as the Gunners prepare for life without Granit Xhaka in the Emirates.
According to Il Resto del Carlino in May, the London giants also have their eyes set on Serie A star Locatelli, a football player who loves nothing more than to orchestrate the proceedings from his favorite role of “number six”.
Earlier this year, daily mail claimed that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City identified the AC Milan youngster as an ideal replacement for Fernandinho as well.
But with the evergreen 36-year-old now set to stay at least another season at the Etihad, Arsenal can possibly be seen as the most likely Premier League destination for a man who, valued at £ 30million , would be slightly cheaper than Neves. .
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“He can play for any team in Italy and Europe,” Magnanelli said of Locatelli.
“He’s got a great quality – he’s ready (for a big move). I saw few players at his level. Whoever takes it makes a deal.
Sassuolo’s general manager has already admitted that he will not prevent Locatelli from leaving the Mapei stadium this summer.
There seems to be a realization that the Italy international has grown too big for a club which recently suffered the heartbreaking loss of influential manager Roberto De Zerbi to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Locatelli is not the only Sassuolo player due to leave this summer, with Leicester City keen to bring a former Premier League prospect back to England …
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