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Sassuolo close in on Brazilian midfielder – Could Juventus finally land Locatelli?

July 29, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Since the beginning of the summer, Juventus and Sassuolo have been locked in what feels like infinite negotiations regarding the transfer of Manuel Locatelli.

The Bianconeri fans can only hope that this soap opera ends soon enough, and their wishes could be boosted with the following news.

According to JuveNews, the management of Sassuolo met Gremio president yesterday, and the two parties negotiated a transfer for Matheus Henrique.

The young midfielder is valued at 15 million euros, and he’s thought to be the potential replacement of Locatelli at the Mapei Stadium. The Brazilian has been at Gremio since 2017, scoring 8 goals and providing 3 assists in his 112 appearances.

Whilst it’s not the first time that we read about a Locatelli replacement in Sassuolo, the fact that the Emilians are searching the market for a new central midfielder can only be a positive sign for Juventus.

Nonetheless, the Bianconeri management are still struggling to reach the Neroverdi’s asking price, and the report believes that the club is hoping to sell Merih Demiral soon enough in order to finance the transfer of the Euro 2020 winner.

Therefore, it remains to be seen whether the final knots will be resolved in the near future, allowing the former Milan man to make his long awaited move to Turin.

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    Martinn July 29, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Cherubini is useless. The one signing we need should be sacrificed for at any cost. Sassuolo doesn’t have to sell. They are being very vocal about this deal, and at much as I dislike it it shows what a bumble we are making of this.

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    Justin July 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    I agree. Cherubini can’t afford 40 million euros? Come on. Juventus don’t need much in this transfer window. Locatelli and Kaio Jorge a combined total cost of only 46 million euros. But juventus shell out 100million euros on Ronaldo at age 33 the return is only his personal records he set. Zero champion league and the other serie a clubs have bridge the gap on Juventus