In a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport (via the Daily Express), Sassuolo wing wizard Domenico Berardi has revealed that he wants to move to Liverpool during the summer transfer window and said, “If an offer arrives, be it from Milan or another club, I will evaluate it with my club.
“And if I hear that it is the right proposal, to be taken on the fly, this time I will say to Sassuolo: ‘I’ll take it’.
“Being able to choose, I would play in Liverpool. Changing remains difficult for me, but it no longer frightens me, I would do it.
“The next goal is to play in Europe, but at a club where I can be used a lot, if not always. That is my priority.”
Berardi’s recent words seem like a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Reds as he looks to orchestrate a way out of Italian football. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a productive campaign with the Italian outfit after putting in some match-winning displays for them during this season. He has made 35 appearances for Roberto De Zerbi’s side this term, scoring nine goals while grabbing five assists in all competitions.
The Rapid Rise Of Domenico Berardi
The Cariati Marina born talent came through the youth ranks of Sassuolo before making a high profile switch to Juventus in the summer of 2013. However, things didn’t work out for him at the Turin club, so he sealed a return back to Sassuolo back in 2015.
However, Berardi has gradually matured as a player over the past few years and is currently one of the most prolific wingers in the Italian top-flight. His recent performances have also seen him earn five international caps for Italy, but Berardi is yet to score for his nation so far.
What Will The Italian Winger Add To Klopp’s Team?
The former Juventus prospect boasts decent pace and is a very useful dribbler with the ball at his feet. He is also a potent goal-threat from the right flank but needs to be more productive when attempting to create openings for his teammates in the attacking third of the pitch.
The addition of a player like Berardi will undoubtedly bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options at the Merseyside club. Even though he might not be ready to secure a regular starting berth at Anfield, the Italian winger will add more depth to the Liverpool squad which could help the Reds bridge the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League next season.
Should The Reds Move In For Him This Summer?
However, there are still some question marks over how Berardi will be able to cope with the physicality and high intensity of English football.
The Merseyside giants need to add more quality this summer so that they can compete on all fronts next season. Hence, it makes a lot of sense for Klopp to consider signing Berardi in this off-season.