Sassuolo Name Domenico Berardi Price And It Looks A Bit Too High
Sassuolo Chief Giovani Carnevali has said that highly rated attacker Domenico Berardi could leave the club but it will not be at a cheap price.
Calciomercato have reported that the price has been set for the Tottenham and Liverpool target as speculation about Berardi’s future with the Italian club grows rapidly.
A year ago, The Evening Standard linked Berardi with a £26 million move to Tottenham, but somehow the move never materialised. But now, it looks like Sassuolo are ready for negotiations as they have set the price for the highly talented attacker.
Giovani Carnevali was quoted: “Berardi has had a difficult season because of injuries but he’s recovering well. We hope he can become a legend of Sassuolo but if any club want to sign him they will be required to match his price-tag. €40 million? That could be an adequate sum.”
This news will surely alert the Tottenham negotiators as they would be keen on re-igniting their interest in Berardi.
Domenico has made 17 appearances for Sassuolo this season and has scored 7 goals. He has also provided 5 assists and has played for 1332 minutes overall this season. The numbers hold good as it clearly indicates what Berardi is capable of when given a chance.
Tottenham have seen summer signing Vincent Janssen struggle for form and he did not start Tottenham’s previous game against Southampton. Despite Harry Kane being injured, Janssen only made a substitute appearance and this clearly indicates the kind of belief that the manager has on the player.
However, both Pochettino and Janssen would be interested in putting the horrible season behind and start afresh next term. But with Berardi now available in the market, Pochettino might think about the possibility of signing the 22-year old Italian.
The €40 million seems to be quite a steep fee considering the returns that Berardi has given Sassuolo this term. There is no doubt that he is a talented youngster but the price might seem a bit too heavy for a player who has had a quiet season.
For Tottenham, he would be a smart acquisition, as the player can play on the wing or up front, and has a knack of netting in big games. But with the fee Sassuolo are demanding, Spurs would be better off spending the money elsewhere.
It would be a good buy but spending a big sum like this for a player who would only be challenging for a spot and not walk into the team wouldn’t be a wise move from Mauricio Pochettino.