In an interview with L’Équipe, Manuel Locatelli briefly spoke about his future. The Italian international midfielder of Sassuolo opened the door to a departure abroad, not ruling out the possibility of joining PSG, seduced by the successes of his accomplices like Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti or Moise Kean.
Another Italian soon under the Parisian tunic? On the other side of the Alps, PSG enjoys a beautiful coast. In an interview with L’Équipe, Manuel Locatelli took care to discuss his future, while a departure from Sassuolo cannot be ruled out this summer. And the Italian did not close the door to an arrival in the French capital.
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At 23, the midfielder of Sassuolo has taken a real step forward in recent months under the orders of Roberto De Zerbi. His very consistent performances have notably opened the doors to the Italian selection where Roberto Mancini called him for the first time last September.
Real sensation in Serie A, Manuel Locatelli caught the eye of several Italian leaders including Juventus. His name is also regularly linked to the Piedmontese club, but the Bianconeri are not guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season and the current situation is not really conducive to turning their heads towards the summer transfer window. Under contract with Sassuolo until June 2023, Manuel Locatelli has a good chance of leaving the Italian club this summer. The Italian says he is ready to open a new chapter in his career with an Italian cador or abroad.
“We all know what is the best path for me to take this summer. It can be Italy or abroad. Me, I am open to an experience outside Italy because there are trains that must be taken and if they are foreigners, you have to make that choice. “
“PSG has a big club image”
Since the passage of PSG under the Qatari flag, the Parisian club has been drawn several times in Serie A to strengthen itself, in particular to attract its first big recruit in the person of Javier Pastore, landed from Palermo for the tidy sum of 42 million euros in 2011. The capital’s club took great pleasure in fetching its first headliners in Italy with Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Marco Verratti, who arrived in the shadows Swedish at the time.
And inevitably, the trajectory of the Italian medium has something to inspire in Italy. Asked about a possible arrival at PSG by L’Équipe, Manuel Locatelli did not close the door to the Parisian club, on the contrary, highlighting the success of his compatriots: “PSG? See Verratti, Florenzi and Kean succeed there , it obviously makes you want. “
For the midfielder of Sassuolo, PSG is an option as attractive as the biggest historical clubs of the Old Continent: “It is at the same level as the others (biggest historical clubs), it is the world top! the Italians but also Neymar and Mbappé, who are among the five best players in the world. PSG has the image of a big club in a very beautiful city, which also matters. “