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Carnevali: ‘Raspadori Idela for Juventus’

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali believes Giacomo Raspadori is ‘ideal’ for Juventus while Premier League clubs want Hamed Traore. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Carnevali spoke frankly about the transfer market and the teams linked to the current crop of Sassuolo youngsters.

I don’t want to sell anyone and fortunately Sassuolo have the economic strength to keep all our gems, but our patron Squinzi set some clear guidelines that we always respected. We invest on youth, maintaining a balance between sporting and economic results.

Juve did ask us for Raspadori at the end of the 2021 summer transfer window, but there was no time to complete the negotiations, so they picked up Moise Kean instead.

I have not spoken directly with Juve since then, but I do hear rumours of their interest. If they step forward, we will not be unprepared.

In fact, I await Juve with open arms, as I have a very good rapport with the club and their directors. However, if they want Raspadori, they’re going to have to spend quite a bit of money.

Giacomo is the ideal player for Juve. His best role is right behind a centre-forward, but Jack can play in other positions too. He is two-footed and very good in tight spaces. We didn’t loan him because we wanted him to mature with us.

Sassuolo have a clear strategy, we only release a player when we are convinced that we’ve got a replacement up to his standard.

For example, Maxime Lopez has offers from Serie A and abroad, but he will only be sold once I have in my hands a player who can replace him.

I think Berardi would be perfect for Milan and if I were at a top Italian club, the first player on my wish-list would be Berardi.

Inter manifested their interest in Scamacca, but watch out for the proposals from abroad, as Gianluca has a lot of offers, including from the Premier League.

Having said that, he needs time to mature and perhaps ought to stay with us for another year.

Traore? He has flourished now. Napoli and the Premier League like Traore, he has a lot of quality.”

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