Juventus agree new deal with Manuel Locatelli until 2028

Manuel Locatelli has signed a new contract with Juventus which will keep him at the Turin club until 2028.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who was part of the Italy squad which triumphed at Euro 2020, initially joined the Bianconeri in 2021 on a loan deal with an obligation to buy from Sassuolo which was reported to have ultimately cost Juve 35 million euros (£30.5m).

A club statement read: “This signature until 2028 is a dream come true that is still continuing. It is another promise to himself and to his Juventus.”

Locatelli, a lifelong Juventus fan, began his professional career with AC Milan, having started out in the Atalanta youth ranks.

He joined Sassuolo initially on loan before making his move there permanent in 2019.