Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali says many foreign clubs are interested in Manuel Locatelli, who can leave the Neroverdi ‘for the right offer.’
Locatelli has earned a call-up to Italy national team for Euro 2020 and is reportedly monitored by some of the best European clubs, including Juventus, PSG, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
“It’s true that Juventus made their move for Locatelli last summer, but only foreign clubs have shown a concrete interest in him of late,” Carnevali told Tuttosport.
“We are just at the beginning, but their intentions seem to be serious. We are open to everything, we’ll try to make Locatelli happy even if we need to sell nobody. In case, we would prefer not to include any other player in the deal.
“We’ll evaluate the right offer with the player, the same is true of Jeremie Boga, it’s not true that he wants to leave at all costs,” Carnevali continued.
Sassuolo starlet Giacomo Raspadori has also earned a call-up to the Italy national team despite being still uncapped.
“I’m so proud about it and I am sure President Squinzi is feeling the same up there. He was the main architect of the Sassuolo project.”
Squinzi had bought Sassuolo in 2002 when the Neroverdi were playing in Serie C. He died in October 2019.
“Giacomo joins Locatelli and Berardi, not to say that even Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi and Francesco Acerbi have received a call-up and they all played for Sassuolo,” Carnevali said.
“I wish Berardi can do well at the Euros, but I hope he will stay here in the summer. He is the Francesco Totti of Sassuolo,” the club’s director concluded.