Borussia Dortmund join the hunt for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli

When it comes to the transfer market, BVB are simply one of the best in the business.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and German media, Borussia Dortmund have joined the hunt for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.

The Italy international joined Sassuolo from Milan for a fee in the region of 12.5 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Manuel Locatelli
Manuel Locatelli

The midfielder has banged in two goals and provided one assist in 17 matches for Sassuolo this term on all fronts.

As a member of Italy national football team, Locatelli won 6 caps.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund

BVB are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 23-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Manuel Locatelli is a skilled midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch.

According to the report,”Manchester City face competition for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli. The Italy international is being watched by City this season with the view to a summer move. However, the Premier League giants won’t get a clear run at Locatelli should they firm up their interest. Sport1 says Borussia Dortmund are also keen on the midfielder. Like City, Dortmund see Locatelli, 23, as a summer transfer target.”


Borussia Dortmund have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Italy international.

Manuel Locatelli ideal fit for Borussia Dortmund?

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

The 23-year-old would be a very good addition for Borussia and they can afford him as well.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Dortmund.

It will be interesting to see if BVB can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.

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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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