According to a report by Fabrizio Romano, via City Xtra, the Sky Blues are looking at Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli and are currently scouting him – prompting many Manchester City supporters to flock to this claim.
Locatelli, who is valued at around €40M-€45M (£34.4m-£38.7m) by the Serie A side, is indeed at the centre of interest from Txiki Begiristain according to Romano – with the Sky Blues apparently keeping tabs ahead of this summer.
This is despite the arguably fine form of Rodrigo in defensive midfield, but with Fernandinho looking unlikely to sign another contract extension, Locatelli has emerged as a potential replacement option and reinforcement in front of City’s defence.
However, while they are currently looking, Romano has followed that up by saying there has not been any contact with Locatelli’s representatives or indeed a formal approach.
Flocking to this claim, interest in the 23-year-old alone has been enough to spark some excitement and debate – find all of their best verdicts down below.
Man City fans flock to Romano news
“He is such a baller”
“Locatelli is such a baller, wouldnt rate him out”
“On my knees”
“Manuel Locatelli tackles better than Rodri”
“He looks like a really good player. Would be ideally as a Fernandinho replacement and competition for Rodri.”
“So many people are saying he’s actually really good so if we got him I’d actually be excited”
“Please go for him and not Zakaria”
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