Locatelli hints he would consider AC Milan return: “They have remained in my heart”

By Oliver Fisher -

Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli has hinted that he would consider a return to AC Milan at some point in the future as he ‘dreams of going back to a big club’.

Locatelli left San Siro to join Sassuolo on a paid loan deal with the Neroverdi having the obligation to purchase the player outright at the end of the season.

He joined Milan from Atalanta’s academy system in 2009 as an 11-year-old boy, and spent nine years at the club prior to leaving in summer 2018. Since moving to the Emilia-Romagna club, he has made 49 appearances amassing three goals and six assists.

Locatelli spoke to MilanNews.it on the sidelines of the ‘Amici dei Bambini’ event on Tuesday night, discussing his past at Milan and what the future holds.

“My dream is to return to a great club, Milan has a particular flavour for me, they have remained in my heart,” he said.

“I don’t know what the future holds for me, I think about the present, but I dream of going back to a big club.”

On the derby: “It’s a special game, we live it during the week, I hope Calabria scores, we are still friends.”

“My past at Milan? I would not want to change anything, everything made me grow and made me reach these levels. Milan was a very important page, then the club made me understand that I had to change and I understood it, I made this decision and I am convinced that it for the best of everyone. I would not change anything.”

The Rossoneri youth product has spoken out about his time at San Siro before in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, and did not rule out a possible future move to Milan’s rivals Juventus.

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