Juventus midfielder, Manuel Locatelli has revealed his ambition of playing for Brighton as he aims to reunite with Roberto De Zerbi.
Roberto De Zerbi and Manuel Locatelli were together at Sassuolo where both player and coach got attention and announce themselves in the football world.
De Zerbi has since gone on to do an incredible at Brighton, helping them qualify for an European tournament for the first time in their history. Locatelli on the other hand is helping his struggling team Juventus.
Speaking of a reunion with De Zerbi, Locatelli told La Stampa;
“They are opposite but unique. I feel close to De Zerbi because he changed my life. I was a kid who needed that sort of experience at Sassuolo. Get some slaps to then join a top team again.
“When I arrived at Juventus I found a person with an impressive mentality. I like to listen to winners and he [Allegri] is as such. People can say all they want, but Allegri has always won.
“We often talk, but I want to stay here for a long time and Roberto knows it. We’ll meet again in the future. We both hope so.”