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Juventus’ interest in signing Domenico Berardi. Let’s delve into the details of this potential transfer and explore the history and dynamics surrounding it as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The notion of securing Berardi’s talents has been brewing in the mind of Juventus’ decision-makers, particularly Cristiano Gentoli, since the onset of July.

The proposal enjoys the backing of both the management and head coach Massimiliano Allegri, indicating a concerted effort to strengthen the team’s roster.

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Juventus’ strategists are considering a multifaceted deal that could involve the inclusion of players like Matias Soulé or Samuel Iling-Junior.

However, Sassuolo are currently holding Berardi’s contract, has set a firm price of 25 million euros for his transfer, coupled with additional bonuses.

In a bid to circumvent the financial constraints, Juventus is contemplating an intriguing solution—securing Berardi’s services through a loan arrangement with an obligatory purchase clause.

Interestingly, Juventus has been linked to Berardi since his early days in football. The club held an option to buy him when he was just a young talent. However, Berardi’s desire to stay close to his family led him to decline the opportunity.

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His journey took a shared path between Juventus and Sassuolo from 2013 to 2015, indicating the recognition of his potential across clubs.

During this time, Berardi’s contract was jointly owned by both Juventus and Sassuolo. Eventually, the collaboration favored Sassuolo, and the partnership dissolved.

This change saw Juventus retaining the possibility to purchase Berardi until 2017, although this option was never exercised, leaving the transfer in limbo.

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Now, as the year 2023 unfolds, the narrative might be poised for a new chapter. The persistent talks around Berardi’s potential arrival at Juventus could culminate in his long-awaited transfer.

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