Juventus signs Berardi as Marrone leaves

The Serie A champion has snapped up the Italy Under-19 star, while the holding midfielder has moved to Sassuolo as part of the deal.
Juventus has signed Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo in a co-ownership deal, while Luca Marrone moves in the opposite direction.

The Serie A champion had been keeping tabs on the 19-year-old for a while and has now purchased 50 percent of the attacker's economical rights.

Berardi came through the ranks of the Sassuolo youth academy and had developed into a key player with the side since making his official first team debut.

He netted 11 goals in 37 appearances last term to help Sassuolo win promotion to Italy's top flight, thus attracting the interest of a number of clubs.

Manchester United had also been linked with the Italy Under-19 star, but Juventus has now won the race for his signature.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Marrone will continue his career at Sassuolo after failing to secure regular first team action at Juve.

The holding midfielder, who can also feature in defense, made 10 league appearances last term, but he has now opted to move on due to the stiff competition for places at the Bianconeri.