OFFICIAL: Manuel Locatelli joins Sassuolo from Milan on loan with obligation to buy

Sassuolo have officially signed Italy Under-21 midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Milan on loan with an obligation to buy.

The deal was confirmed in a statement on Sassuolo’s website, while reports claim the Neroverdi have paid €2m for the loan and agreed to shell out a further €10m plus €2m in bonuses next summer.

However, the Rossoneri have not negotiated a buyback option for the 20-year-old.

Locatelli made 63 appearances in a Milan jersey, scoring two goals and registering one assist.

One of them was a memorable strike against Juventus in October 2016, but he fell down the Diavolo’s pecking order last season.

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