Juventus Could Target Berardi Under Right Circumstances

Juventus might rekindle their interest in Domenico Berardi in January depending on where they are at in the standing and the outcome of the Paul Pogba case. The Bianconeri showed interest in the summer but were reluctant to meet Sassuolo’s lofty price tag.

While they are unlikely to spend €30M for the winger, the situation might change in the winter depending on a few factors, TuttoSport informs. The Old Lady will likely release the French star if he’s suspended for doping. That would allow them to save an equivalent sum on his salary in the next three years.

That would open up unexpected resources for an acquisition. Moreover, Juventus would be more determined to pursue Berardi if they were close to the top of the table. Adding him might swing the Scudetto race considering his stellar performances.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Sassuolo requested €35M last summer. They didn’t really want to sell. The Bianconeri tendered one unofficial proposal, putting on the table €20M plus either Samuel Iling or Matias Soulé. The counterparty asked for €7/8M more, and the Old Lady rejected and moved on. The player, who wasn’t called up for the first matches because he tried to force his way out, was disappointed with the turn of events.

Our Take on Juventus and Berardi

Stranger things have happened, but it doesn’t feel like their current management would really go for a pricey ‘win-now’ move.

Follow us on Google News for more updates on Serie A and Italian football