Roma Shortlist Sassuolo Star to Replace Outbound Zaniolo

With the transfer race for young talent Nicolò Zaniolo burgeoning every passing day, Roma are eyeing Domenico Berardi to substitute him. Their starlet has the undivided attention of Juventus, who have been the most active Italian team in terms of advances this summer market, and might just move to Turin soon enough.

According to the latest reports by Tuttosport (via Tuttomercatoweb), the Sassuolo ace is high on the Giallorossi wishlist as Zaniolo’s direct successor. The Neroverdi have been subject to great interest by the capital club for Davide Frattesi, taking advantage of which sporting director Tiago Pinto could also discuss terms and conditions for the 27-year-old.

The Euro 2020 winner has been one of the most consistent Azzurri players in the past couple of seasons in Serie A, as he notched 15 goals and 14 assists in 2021/22. Roma have been scouring the European market for an attacking replacement, with Valencia’s Gonçalo Guedes, Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos and even free agent Paulo Dybala as potential onboardings at the Stadio Olimpico.

Our Take on Roma Tracking Berardi

The attacker’s profile as an achiever certainly rings of a successful transfer. He is known for his versatility and prowess in the final third, which would certainly meet Jose Mourinho’s requirement for a direct forward. Having been at Sassuolo his whole life, a move to the Italian capital may prove to be a worthwhile move in his relatively young career.