The final and perhaps most important Co-ownerships of the summer have been resolved.
As confirmed by the player himself at the clubs end of season dinner, Domenico Berardi will be staying at Sassuolo for another season. The young forward told his club and teammates “Relax, I will stay at Sassuolo for another year,” and he wasn’t wrong. Juventus have renewed his co-ownership with Sassuolo for another term and the player will not be lining up as part of Conte’s supposed new-look 4-3-3 Juve.
Berardi was one of the revelations of last season when he scored 16 goals in 29 appearances, including a sublime hattrick against AC Milan.
Meanwhile, Luca Marrone will also have his co-ownership deal extended while Sassuolo have bought Simone Zaza outright by purchasing Juve’s 50% of the player. According to trusted transfer source Gianluca Di Marzio, Juve have an option to buy back Zaza for €15 million.
The official announcement from the clubs site reads as follows:
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announced that it has finalised an agreement with U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. for the termination in favour of Sassuolo of the current player sharing agreement (pursuant to art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.) concerning the registration rights of the player Simone Zaza for a consideration of € 7.5 million to be paid in three years. The economic effect is positive for about € 5.4 million.
Furthermore, Juventus and Sassuolo renewed up to 30 June 2015 the current player sharing agreements regarding the registration rights of the players Luca Marrone and Domenico Berardi.