‘Ready to sell our jewels’ – CEO hands Spurs potential boost in rumoured pursuit

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Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi after the Serie A club’s CEO admitted key players could be sold next summer.

Berardi, who has been a consistent performer for Sassuolo over the years, also showed his quality in Italy’s successful European Championship campaign during the summer, setting up two goals in the tournament.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported back in June that Spurs, Leicester and Liverpool were all eyeing a move for the 27-year-old, who was said to be valued at €50m (£43m).

Tottenham’s managing director Fabio Paratici has previously even labelled the winger a ‘great talent’.

Berardi ended up staying at Sassuolo this summer and he has started the season in fine form, having scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists in 7 Serie A appearances.

While Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali ruled out the prospect of Berardi leaving in January, he has now opened the door for a potential summer exit.

Carnevali told Tuttosport: “They (Berardi and Jeremie Boga) certainly don’t move in January. We’ll see in the summer.

“The principle is the same: we are ready to sell our jewels to the big names – but only if the offers are satisfactory, exactly as happened with Locatelli (who was sold to Juventus).”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Berardi will have just two years left to run on his contract with Sassuolo next summer. So, he will likely not prove to be too expensive. I rate the 27-year-old very highly and I will not be surprised if Paratici pursues the winger.

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