Inter Chief Marotta Backs Carnevali and Sassuolo to Keep Berardi

Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta has backed Sassuolo to hold onto their star player Domenico Berardi despite the links with Juventus and Lazio. Marotta agrees with Neroverdi patron Giovanni Carnevali as to the club’s choice to view the winger as an indispensable part of Alessio Dionisi’s setup.

Marotta spoke to Radio TV (via SassuoloNews) and backed Carnevali’s recent comments.

“I agree with Carnevali: he is indispensable in his club’s game and it’s a bit late to replace him.”

Carnevali spoke to the press before the game against Atalanta and blamed Juventus for not responding in due time, as the transfer market comes to a halt in a few days. Sassuolo had set August 17 as the deadline for any club to strike a deal for Berardi.

Marotta and Carnevali have maintained a cordial relationship over the years, ever since Marotta’s time as the chief of Juventus. After all the saga, it very well looks like the Nerazzurri chief won’t be seeing Berardi join now arch-rivals Juventus this summer.

Our Take on the Berardi transfer saga

Berardi is bound to stick to Sassuolo, at least until the winter transfer window or next summer. While Carnevali claims that Sassuolo were open to the deal, radio silence from Berardi’s end only opens the door for speculation regarding where the player foresees himself in the future.

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