Report: £30m star wants January move amid Arsenal and Liverpool links, plays like Robert Pires
Reported Arsenal and Liverpool target Domenico Berardi is reportedly after a new challenge.
And Corriere della Sera claimed Liverpool were “fascinated” by Berardi’s “movements and offensive capacity”.
Come transfer deadline day, the 27-year-old stayed put, but it looks as though he’s got an eye on the January window.
Calciomercato claims Berardi wants to leave Sassuolo and has let the club know.
They also report that his price tag has dropped to around 35million euro, or £30million.
Arsenal and Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Leicester have reportedly held talks with Berardi’s camp over a potential move.
And some Italian clubs are apparently also eyeing him, so the Gunners and the Reds would need to move quick.
Arsenal and Liverpool target Berardi – factfile
Berardi is a prolific goal contributor, with an impressive 17 goals and eight assists from 30 Serie A games last season.
He has 105 goals and 67 assists from 291 appearances for Sassuolo in all competitions.
Berardi has also won 20 caps for Italy, claiming five goals and two assists, and lifted the Euro 2020 trophy.
In terms of style of play, fans have compared the Italian to the likes of Robert Pires, a name many Arsenal fans will remember fondly.
Berardi reminds me of Figo and Pires 😭 absolute baller— Thabang (@AfcThabz) June 16, 2021
Berardi reminds me of someone.. pic.twitter.com/CJngpoA1Gf— Thabang (@AfcThabz) June 16, 2021
Berardi’s running reminds me of Robert Pires— Veldt (@MeddyGuru) June 26, 2021
Pires-esque fra Berardi, bare fra motsatt side. Så enkelt, så effektivt. En helt nydelig scoring av Italia og Locatelli.— Magnus Johansen (@Magicjohnsen99) June 16, 2021