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Gaetano Berardi exit would hurt Leeds double because of his versatility

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Gaetano Berardi exit would hurt Leeds double because of his versatility

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi is reportedly wanted by Italian club Brescia, who secured promotion to Serie A this season.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Whites defender is being eyed by the Serie B champions.

Brescia are owned by ex-Elland Road owner Massimo Cellino and he’s trying to pull off a reunion with Berardi.

The 30-year-old has just had a frustrating campaign for the Yorkshire giants and is about to enter the final year of his contract.

He made only 15 first-team appearances across all competitions due to injury problems and he was sent off in the play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County.

 

But the Swiss enforcer has become a favourite with supporters due to his passion and never-say-die attitude on the pitch.

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Leeds will have a decision to make over Berardi this summer and it looks like it may be a natural time to move him on, but at the same time he could play a decent role in the squad.

If the defender does leave it’s going to leave the club with plenty of work to do in the transfer market.

One of Berardi’s biggest strengths is his versatility to play anywhere across the backline, despite being a right-back by trade.

He’s shown on numerous occasions he’s got no trouble slotting in at centre-back or left-back if required and is incredibly committed.

Leeds would surely have to sign a couple of defenders this summer if Berardi exits just to cover his versatility.

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