Sassuolo CEO Warns Suitors, Says There Will Be No Exodus

Sassuolo will have a challenging summer as the top clubs are eyeing their best players. While there will likely be some departures, the club wants to continue having a competitive roster, and not all of them will leave, CEO Giovanni Carnevali stated.

The executive talked to Sky Sport: “We are carrying on a project, which was started by Giorgio Squinzi, that aims to stay in Serie A and have healthy finances. We have received several requests for our talents, and we will evaluate them. However, we do not necessarily need to sell. On the contrary, we might keep everybody and try to raise our level.”

Sassuolo have become an expensive boutique: “You have to give the right value to your players. There have been more farewells than usual in recent windows, for instance, Manuel Locatelli, Francesco Caputo, and Jeremie Boga. Our goal is to have a solid backbone. We will weigh the bids, if they are proper. Surely, we will not sell four of five players. Still, it is a nice situation, as not many teams draw so many inquiries.”

Sassuolo will have to fend off the suitors for Gianluca Scamacca, Domenico Berardi, Giacomo Raspadori and Davide Frattesi, and pick and choose among the proposals. Carnevali also weighed in on Paulo Dybala: “Juventus made an incredible effort to sign Dusan Vlahovic. I believe they would have done it under any circumstance, though. I do not know whether he received any offer yet, but I do not think he will stay in Italy.”