Italy’s Euro 2020 winner Manuel Lucatelli has joined Juventus on a two-year loan deal from Sassuolo, Serie A giants announced on Wednesday.
Midfielder Lucatelli has scored twice in five games since Azori won the European Championship trophy in July.
Joe will have to sign Lokatelli permanently in 2023 for 37.5 million euros (43 43.8 million), including bonuses, following the expiration of his loan agreement.
The 23-year-old made his maiden flight from AC Milan in 2016 after passing through an Atlanta academy before joining Sassuolo two years later.
“In addition to our goals, Manuel has an absolute standard and safety in the midfield, which brings a level of class that is very low,” Joe said.
“After a period in the Atlanta and Milan youth teams, the big steps he has taken in the above flight only confirm that.”
He will join Allianz Stadium with his Euro 2020 teammates Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chisa and Federico Bernardeshi.
Juventus ended their ninth consecutive Serie A title race with Inter Milan last season.
But he is hoping to return under coach Massimiliano Allegri, who won five consecutive Serie A titles with Joey from 2015-2019.
The “Old Lady” also gained strength on Tuesday when Cristiano Ronaldo blew up reports that he could return to Real Madrid.
Lucatelli could make their debut in Aden on Sunday in their first league game of the season.
He impressed in Italy’s first two Euro 2020 matches, but did not resume after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti returned from injury.