Sunday May 12 2019
Berardi: 'I'm ready to leave Sassuolo'

Domenico Berardi admits he wasn’t ready to leave Sassuolo, but “it no longer frightens me. If the right proposal arrives, I’m taking that chance.”

The forward turns 25 in August and has spent his entire career with Sassuolo, although Juventus did have an option on him and they mutually agreed not to activate it.

“I wasn’t ready then, so that is why I decided to remain and I don’t think I wasted that time,” Berardi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Now I feel at ease with myself, especially as I am more of a complete player and I’m no longer such a hothead.

“My first career objective was to complete the maturation process and I feel that I’ve done that with Sassuolo. I find it difficult to change, but it no longer frightens me. I would do it.

“The next objective is to play in Europe, but it’d have to be at a club where I know I’d be used regularly, if not all the time. That is my priority.”

Berardi is known to be an Inter supporter, but insists it wouldn’t affect his decision.

“If an offer were to come, whether it was from Milan or any other club, I’d evaluate it. If I feel that it is the right proposal, one I have to grab, then this time I’ll tell Sassuolo: I’m taking that chance.”

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