Juventus’ new signing Locatelli had been dreaming about joining the club.
, who has joinedJuventus
following his impressive performance for Italy in the Euro 2020, says that playing for the Turin giants was a dream that came true. The 23-year-old midfielder has finally arrived at his new club after weeks of negotiations.
“It’s a dream come true,”
he told Juventus TV
“The dream of a child who worked so hard, that has given everything on the pitch, that arrives at Juve with the desire to take to the field for the fans and who can’t wait to get onto the pitch at the stadium.
“And that’s just the start!”
Despite his happiness with his transfer to Juventus, the high-profile midfielder has been very emotional about his departure from Sassuolo, admitting that he cried yesterday when he was saying goodbye to the fans.
“What to say. The tears I had yesterday when saying goodbye to the squad are proof you are in my heart. You always will be, because you made me become a better person and player.
“Life is made of choices and it was the right time to say goodbye after you accompanied me on this wonderful journey. It has not been easy, you know that, but once you overcome the difficulties, the result is extraordinary.
“You are my family, you took me to winning the Euros. I will always love you. Thank you from the depths of my heart to the Squinzi family, who showed belief in me. Thank you to all the teammates who, between a telling off and a speech, made me a man.
“Thank you to director Carnevali, Giovanni Rossi and coach De Zerbi, for whom I will always feel something special. Thank you to all from Fofo to every person who works in this oasis of joy. I love you all so much. Arrivederci, Sassuolo.”
He has joined Juve with a two-year loan from Sassuolo for free, with an obligation to buy for €25m from 2023, plus up to another €12m in bonuses.
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