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Juventus meet with Sassuolo for Berardi

May 19, 2016 - 9:14 am

A number of Italian newspapers report that Juventus met with Sassuolo yesterday to iron out a deal for Domenico Berardi.

Both Corriere della Sera and il Messaggero suggest that Beppe Marotta met with Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali in Turin on Wednesday to try and come to an agreement regarding the forwards future.

According to both papers, the deal could be confirmed as early as next week, after Juve’s Coppa Italia final match against AC Milan.

The fee for the transfer could be close to €25m and may include a player exchange as well.

il Messaggero also reports that the futures of Sassuolo players Šime Vrsaljko and Alfred Duncan were also discussed at the meeting.

Turin based daily Tuttosport however, suggest that Inter Milan may still make a late bid for the player, paying the full fee and including a number of young players in the deal, namely Rey Manaj, Assane Gnoukouri and Cristiano Biraghi.


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    Moderator May 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This is a deal that i’d like to see resolved ASAP – It would be fantastic to start our summer with renewals of Allegri, Barza and Buffon, then add in the signing of Lemina and a deal for Berardi – Such a statement of intent – Young talent mixed with experienced heads to aid the youth in their development.

    If we resolve this midfielder situation as well, nice and early, we’re looking at the whole summer to buy a CB/RB and resolving Morata’s deal (which Beppe said would )…..and thats more or less it. No need to chase after last minute signins if everyone is staying.

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      BelgianJuventino May 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Berardi would be a great signing, I hope he joins the Azzurri for euro 2016 too, he should be there.

      If Morata does get sold, I hope we can find a suitable replacement that isnt Cavani.. I like Cavani, but he would be too expensive for his age. And we should find a good partner for Dybala who is more or less his age. Mandzukic’ time at Juve is numbered due to his age

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    Dubaianconeri May 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Not too sure about this dude, not sure why.

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      Moderator May 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      I think people have doubts about his temper, his introverted nature at times…..all valid points, he’s never been vocal about wanting join Juve, but i think he’s still young and just needs to make the jump. He’s probably got very comfortable at Sassuolo – but at Juve, i can;t help but feel he will flourish under Allegri

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      Marco Basile May 19, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      My exact thoughts. He has been hyped up for years now but I’m still not that flattered of him. The only positive is that he’s Italian.

      But he is the Thomas Müller kinda player. He is not flashy but he knows where to run and where the goal is. His future is bright, but I think that people overrate him.

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        Dubaianconeri May 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        I just don’t think he is Juve – starter quality.

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          ADP#10 May 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

          He’s proven himself in Serie A against top clubs. If he doesn’t at least get a proper chance at Juve, then we are making a mistake. Look at Pogba for one, he was at a top club as well but not given a sustained run of games to perform. At the very least, give Berardi a season to prove himself with us. If he doesn’t, then you can make judgements.

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            Dubaianconeri May 21, 2016 at 10:02 am

            he might perform much better if he is surrounded by players such as Pogba, Dybala and Khedira I guess, as opposed to the current players available at sassuolo.

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      ADP#10 May 20, 2016 at 5:58 am

      90 matches in serie a, 38 goals and 23 assists. Amazing stats, especially considering how most other promising 21-22 year olds are being loaned out in several Serie B clubs. This guy can be special, and he deserves a chance. I know 10 of those goals may have come in about 3 matches against Milan, but he undoubtedly has the quality to be in and improve our squad.

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        Dubaianconeri May 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

        some valid points, but i tend to agree with Marco Basile below 🙂

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    BelgianJuventino May 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Khedira out with an injury for the Coppa, sigh.. Again!

    No Marchisio, no Khedira and no Bonucci.

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      ADP#10 May 20, 2016 at 5:55 am

      I think counting his last 2 seasons at Real as well, he has only played 60 or so games in 3 years. That’s too injury prone, but I feel like Lemina will be able to provide good cover, although he was injured for about 6 months too. Hmmmm

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        BelgianJuventino May 20, 2016 at 6:29 am

        I think Lemina can do so indeed. A bad injury can happen to anyone, it is the frequency of injuries we need to look at. Lemina has been out for a long time, but it doesnt make him injury prone, at least not yet, we will se how fit he remains next season

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    ADP#10 May 20, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Berardi + Vrsaljko (40M total) for Pereyra + Padoin + Neto + Hernanes perhaps lol

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      BelgianJuventino May 20, 2016 at 6:30 am

      I’m afraid none of those check the point of young and Italian, the way Sassuolo want their players 😛

      In theory it could work of course, especially Neto could be worth considering for them

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    Moderator May 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sassuolo supporters will have a TV in the central square to watch the Coppa game and cheer on Juve !

    If we can beat Milan, Sassuolo play in the EL – I think thats incentive enough to give us Berardi 😉

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      thegutterpoet May 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

      And Duncan and Slime…

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        ADP#10 May 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm

        Duncan would make a great back up to Pogba on that LCM role, how much would he cost?