In a recent interview with Domenico Berardi's agent, Juventus will allegedly be signing in June. The forward was previously co-owned by both Juve and Sassuolo and joined the Neroverdi on a permanent basis ahead of this season.
According to Berardi’s agent, Juventus have a “verbal agreement” to sign the forward.
In an interview with Calciomercato, Simone Seghedoni revealed that the player won’t move in January as speculated, “That’s still a long way away though, and we’re not thinking about it at the moment. Domenico will not go to Juventus in January, I can categorically rule out leaving in the next transfer window.”
While Berardi won’t move in the upcoming winter transfer window, Seghedoni did reveal when the striker will arrive in Turin, “He will not move until June, in line with a programme devised along with the club.”
A useful option
The current Sassuolo forward would certainly provide a boost to Juventus next season. While it’s impossible to know what the team will look like in a year, Berardi could be extremely useful. His ability to play out wide will be undoubtedly helpful, as is his prepotency to create goals. Since the 2013/2014 season, the Italian has amassed 34 goals and 19 assists in 73 appearances.
In nine Serie A games for Sassuolo this season, Berardi has contributed two goals and two assists. He is also averaging 2.7 shots per game and 0.9 key passes per contest. Additionally, the forward has completed 68.6 percent of his passes this season while threading 0.9 long balls per game.
A potential part of a bright future
Should Juventus sign Berardi, they would add to an already exciting young core. The 21-year-old Italian would join a team that also includes young standouts such as central defender Daniele Rugani (21), Paul Pogba (22), Stefano Sturaro (22), Mario Lemina (22), Paulo Dybala (22) and Alvaro Morata (23). A move to Turin would also reunite Berardi with another one of Juve’s young talents, Simone Zaza, whom he shared the Sassuolo front line with from 2013 through last season.
A move would ward off interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs
Some of Europe’s biggest and best clubs have been rumoured to be targeting the Italian star. Barcelona have been linked enough with Berardi that the player has spoken publicly about the potential of playing alongside Lionel Messi. Gazetta World reports that Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in Berardi while The Daily Express claims Liverpool could also have interest.
An attacking group featuring Berardi, Morata and Dybala wearing the black and white stripes of Juventus is certainly an exciting prospect. Should Berardi sign, those three could be the driving force up for years to come at the Juventus Stadium.