Arsenal eyeing move for Juventus star Manuel Locatelli

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Manuel Locatelli at Juventus.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal are eyeing move for Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli.

The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Italy international joined Juventus from Sassuolo in August 2021. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

He has featured in six matches for Juventus this term in all competitions.

Manuel Locatelli
Manuel Locatelli

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Italy. Locatelli has also left his mark at the international stage after netting three goals in 24 senior appearances for the Italy national team.

Manuel Locatelli is set to be a man in demand in the winter transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.

Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new midfielder and Locatelli is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Juventus midfielder and Arsenal could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

The Gunners are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.

Arsenal
Arsenal

The former Sassuolo man will add a new dimension to Arsenal’s midfield.

According to the report, “Arsenal are reportedly re-igniting their interest in Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli. The Italy international snubbed a switch to the Gunners over the summer. Locatelli has since fallen out of favour with Juve boss Max Allegri. Italian outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal are looking at recruiting the Euro 2020 winner. Mikel Arteta was desperate to sign another midfielder during the transfer window but ultimately failed in doing so. Locatelli could be an option for the Spaniard once the January transfer window opens.”

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It would take a huge offer from Arsenal to prise the 24-year-old midfielder from Juventus.

The Italian giants would be wise to keep the Italy international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Arsenal?

If Locatelli is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.

Manuel Locatelli is very highly rated in Italy and he could be a superb long term signing for Arsenal.

The 24-year-old will be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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