Giovanni Carnevali’s decision to withdraw Domenico Berardi from the market killed Juventus’ transfer hopes. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Neroverdi CEO discussed the winger’s future in his latest interview.
Unfortunately, Juventus didn’t want to hear it. Carnevali denied letting his star player join Massimiliano Allegri’s team in the final days of the transfer window.
Despite acknowledging he would negotiate the 29-year-old’s move to Turin, Carnevali blamed Juventus for missing the deadline. It appears the record-time Serie A champions took too long to offer. And Sassuolo will pay.
Juventus won’t buy Berardi. Cristiano Giuntoli never bid despite the August 17 deadline. Romano reported Carnevali saying, “I’m not happy with that.”
Juve is gone, but we wanted to make it happen. He stated that Berardi is no longer for sale.
The rejection of Sassuolo is the latest setback for Juventus this summer. Allegri desperately wanted to add talent and depth to his roster, but the Allianz Stadium leadership couldn’t.
Juventus have been stealthy since signing Timothy Weah early in the summer. A lengthy Romelu Lukaku-Turin controversy is also over. Time is ticking, and Allegri may have to accept his attacking alternatives.