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Liverpool: Reds join the race to sign Manuel Locatelli

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Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign Italy and Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli in the summer transfer window.

The Lowdown: Locatelli shines at the Euros

Italy deservedly won Euro 2020 earlier this month, following a final victory over England and dominant performances throughout the tournament.

Locatelli played his part in the Azzurri‘s success, scoring twice in his country’s 3-0 win over Switzerland in the group stages.

The 23-year-old looked a class act in the middle of the park whenever he did play and a summer exit from Sassuolo looks on the cards, with Juventus strongly linked with a move for him.

The Latest: Liverpool linked with move

According to Gazzetta dello Sport [via LFC Transfer Room on Twitter], however, Liverpool are now in the race to sign Locatelli.

The Reds are watching the Juventus situation closely, with Arsenal also linked with a move for the midfielder.

The Verdict: Could be a great signing

Locatelli looked an excellent prospect at the Euros and he could be an ideal player to come in and fill the Gini Wijnaldum-shaped void in the middle of the park.

At 23, he would represent a long-term signing, but he is also experienced enough to be a key man from the off, already winning 15 caps for Italy.

Locatelli averaged 2.4 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game in Serie A last season – in comparison, Wijnaldjum averaged just 0.6 and 0.7, respectively.

In other news, one big European club are reportedly eyeing up a surprise move for a Liverpool player. Find out who it is here.

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