Manuel Locatelli will soon complete a move to Sassuolo, but Milan will retain the right to buy him back.
Locatelli broke into the scene in the 2016/17 season, but didn’t find a lot of space last year, as Lucas Biglia was the first choice in the regista role, while Manuel couldn’t impress as a mezz’ala.
In the last weeks it has been reported that Locatelli has decided he wants to leave, and his entourage has been pushing for a permanent move and doesn’t want a loan.
Talks have been ongoing with Sassuolo and according to Gianluca Di Marzio, the transfer is close. Milan and the Neroverdi have agreed on around €11m plus €2-3m in bonuses, while personal terms are also believed to have been agreed between Sassuolo and the 20-year-old Italian.
The only thing missing is the agreement over the buy-back clause, as Milan and Sassuolo are negotiating over the sum. Locatelli will be looking to improve and finally play with consistency.