Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi has been getting lots of rave reviews after a stunning start in the 2019/20 Italian Serie A season. Here are some key facts to know about the Sassuolo forward.

1. Began His Career at Sassuolo

Berardi began his career in Sassulo youth academy and has made progress ever since. He moved to Sassuolo at the age of 16, and the youngster made his professional debut less than a month after his 18th birthday, and in a remarkable first season, he helped fire Sassuolo to the Serie B title, scoring 11 goals in the process.

2. Previously signed by Juventus

After a terrific season with Sassuolo, Juventus snapped up the attacking forward. In September 2013,  they affirmed he had joined on a co-ownership basis for about €4.5 million, with the potential of more. He was loaned back to Sassuolo that season, where he continues to lead their attack.

3. His Strengths

Berardi is known for his versatility in attack. He can play on either the right or left-wing, behind the striker, as the main striker or as a second striker. Alongside this, he has excellent finishing skills. He currently has five goals in five matches this season.

He is widely regarded by pundits as having one of the deadliest left boots in Italy. He has already been compared to Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben for the way he dribbles past players with such quick pace and direction.

4. Milito is his Football Idol

Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi has confirmed that he has always been a lifelong fan of Inter Milan. He has often referred to Ronaldo de Lima and Diego Milito as his biggest footballing idols.

5. Playing Style

Berardi is a player with tremendous talent, a footballer who is very versatile in the field. He has been described as an exciting player with directness, intuition, technique, temperament, and strength combined with a fantastic skillset.  

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