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Liverpool transfers: Domenico Berardi requests Sassuolo exit

Domenico Berardi has told Sassuolo he wants to leave, according to reports. Liverpool supposedly like the player.

This comes from Gazzetta di Modeno in Italy. They claim Domenico Berardi has told Sassuolo that he wants to leave the club in this transfer window.

That gives them two weeks to sell the player, assuming they give in to his request. It sounds likely, though, as the report claims something has broken ‘permanently’ between Berardi and the club’s management.

Sassuolo would apparently want at least €35m (£29m) in order to sell the player. That might interest Liverpool.

There have been plenty of links in Italy suggesting Liverpool like Berardi. Gazzetta Dello Sport said as much back in June. Corriere della Sera then said something similar last month.

Both had Berardi’s price at about £43m, though. It sounds as though Sassuolo will knock that down quite a bit at the player’s request, however.

Should Liverpool sign Berardi from Sassuolo?

Maybe. It really depends on their plans for the rest of the window and beyond, quite honestly.

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Berardi is undoubtedly a great player and would be a fine addition to Liverpool’s forwards. He’d likely be fifth-choice on arrival, though, and we’re not sure if he’d like that.

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But Berardi would be a big upgrade. Both Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri could leave the club over the next two weeks, leaving Takumi Minamino as the only backup option.

The Italian would give Liverpool a fifth great option behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota. Getting all of them on the pitch would be a struggle but the Reds would undoubtedly have great depth.

But it’s also possible that Liverpool would prefer to save their money and go big on someone next summer. Potentially, a player beyond what Berardi can do.

Still, £29m for Berardi does feel like a steal. If Liverpool fancy an immediate upgrade to their front line, we’re not sure they’ll find much better.

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