Arsenal planning a new attempt for Juventus midfielder Locatelli

Manuel Locatelli chose Juventus over Arsenal last year but could still make the move to North London as the Gunners reportedly prepare to return for the Italian midfielder, reports suggest.

The 24-year-old shined with Italy in their successful Euro 2020 campaign last summer and was widely linked with a move to either Arsenal or Juventus, ultimately deciding to go with the latter. Locatelli joined the Old Lady on a two-year loan deal worth €25m plus €12.5m in add-ons, allowing Sassuolo to cash in on the midfielder.

As detailed by journalist Alessandro Di Gioia, Arsenal have not forgotten Locatelli after failing to sign him last year and they’re planning to return for the Juventus midfielder  in the coming two transfer windows, wanting to add him to Mikel Arteta’s squad.

Locatelli has not had a particularly positive time in Turin and this season he’s been blighted by a muscle fatigue, further adding to his woes.

Massimiliano Allegri certainly didn’t help things during his now-infamous ‘chat’ with Corriere della Sera’s Mario Sconcerti. Talking about his Juventus midfield, he said: “Juve had been thought of in another way, with Rabiot-Paredes-Pogba in midfield plus Locatelli as a first-choice substitute.”

5 Comments on “Arsenal planning a new attempt for Juventus midfielder Locatelli”

  1. If hes smart he will run for this offer. He won’t develop properly under Allegri. His strength and skills are not that of a Regista and Allegri tries to do this with him. If he’s guaranteed playing time this would be very beneficial for his career.

  2. CALMAAA!!!

    The fake Biggie Smalls, King of clowns and her disciples gump 1 and 2 were singing a very different tune not too long ago. If the 7/9 win against Bologna the same clowns will think the page has been turned. Loca has always been overrated and a B version of Barella. At least Arteta could revive him as they are good at utilising younger players. Flinstonian Max is only good at working with pensioners and those willing to listen, learn and study the scripture of the fabled back, back, down, down.

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