Roma and Sassuolo Diverge on Figures of Frattesi Deal

Roma want to reunite with Davide Frattesi in the January window, but the hopes of a swift negotiation quickly vanished. Sassuolo would like to postpone his departure to the summer and set a high price tag. Moreover, the Giallorossi have to navigate the Financial Fair Play restrictions.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Neroverdi demand €30/35M for their ace. The capital side values the two youngsters that could be part of the package, Edoardo Bove and Cristian Volpato, just as much. In addition, they don’t want to include both and would like a buyback clause.

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali discussed Roma pursuing Frattesi to Sky (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“We’d like to keep everybody, including him, despite the requests. We have an excellent relationship with them, and we valorized some of their youth products in the past. If you’d like a headline, I’d say that he has offers from the Premier League. We’ll see what opportunities arise. We are more attentive on purchases than on sales.”

Coach Alessio Dionisi weighed in as well.

“He’s fully our player, but sometimes journalists speak about what they’d like to see happen. It took us time to reel him in mentally this summer, because he was almost gone. He has done well so far, but I don’t think his journey with us is over yet. The chatter doesn’t have to be taken too seriously.”

Our Take on Roma, Sassuolo, and Frattesi

Despite favorable factors, the Giallorossi are too optimistic if they think they can get him without spending anything. On the other hand, they’ll have to be confident he’ll not go elsewhere if they don’t sign him now, because all the other top Serie A teams would target him in June.

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