Because so much can happen from now until June or July, at this point, I really have no idea what is going to happen when it comes to where Domenico Berardi is playing next season. I'm not transfer guru, I don't have Beppe Marotta hittin' me up on the regular with inside info. But, from afar, there seems to be a growing intuition that Juventus may very well be seeing the brightest of young Italian talents wearing bianconero next season.
That was only reaffirmed Sunday.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus intend to activate their €25 million buy-back clause for the 21-year-old Sassuolo playmaker who has lit up Serie A for the better part of the last three seasons. The kicker this time is that Juventus manager Max Allegri has given the green light to sign Berardi, who was previously co-owned between Juventus and Sassuolo up until this past summer.
Sounds fun, doesn't it?
Even with his struggles this season, Berardi is still second on the Sassuolo squad in goals and tied for the team lead in assists. But, the potential of Berardi would mean a couple of things: 1) Juventus would finally have a player on its roster that we've been thinking is possibly joining this club the past couple summer; and 2) Juventus, more importantly, would have another source of creativity in an attack group that still seems to be calling out for one.
And isn't that what we want for Juventus after all, folks? You know, for players to arrive that will undoubtedly make the team better and potentially take them to that next level? Berardi is certainly capable of doing just that.