During the January transfer window it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur had made a £26 million move for Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi. Although the Italian didn’t sign, it hasn’t stopped the rumours from re-appearing – enough that his agent has had to answer questions about his client’s future.
Berardi was at one stage co-owned by Italian giants Juventus, but as the league abolished those types of deals the 21-year-old made the move to Sassuolo, but the Old Lady apparently have first option this summer, however, the deal is not a foregone conclusion.
Simone Sighedoni told Calciomercato: “It’s true, there is a kind of gentlemen’s agreement with the Bianconeri. This doesn’t mean that he will join them for sure in June. It will be up to the player to choose.”
He was quizzed specifically about interest from other interested parties, including one from the Premier League, although he was keener to talk up Inter interest.
He said: “Inter and Tottenham after him? All I can say is that we received many offers, from Italy and from abroad. He has always been an Inter fan, but I can’t confirm their interest as we are only in March.”
In his three seasons in Serie A, Berardi has scored 37 goals in 81 games and has added a further 19 assists. Adding a player that can both provide and score goals would be the perfect signing for a club pushing towards the Champions League.
Berardi would suit Mauricio Pochettino’s style at Spurs, able to play wide of Kane and support the Englishman from the channels. The Italian wouldn’t be the striking solution that the Argentine boss has been looking for, but would be an ideal addition.