Inter have set their sights on a double swoop on Sassuolo in the summer, as they target striker Gianluca Scamacca and midfielder Davide Frattesi.
In a joint interview set to be published in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Sportsweek magazine tomorrow, and as reported by FCInter1908.it, the Neroverdi duo reflected on their respective futures and hinted at moves to bigger clubs.
Both players had come through the youth academy at Roma and are native Romans, with their shared paths allowing them to become close friends as well as star men in a Sassuolo side challenging for a top-half finish.
“We have travelled the same path, which has never changed,” Scamacca claimed.
Meanwhile, midfielder Frattesi warned against making a move to a bigger club too soon and insisted that it was better to establish himself at Sassuolo with consistency, despite strong links with a switch to Inter.
“At our age it is better to play. Then, after one or two years done well, you are ready for the leap,” the 22-year-old claimed.
“Anyway, it’s different here than in other parts. Sassuolo has structure and organisation, it is a small top club. The work done in recent years leads us today to go and win at the big teams,” Scamacca added.
The former Genoa loanee suggested that being at a more high-profile club led to greater scrutiny, but he had tried to work on dealing with external pressures that came with being a Serie A player.
“In football the end of the world does not exist. It also happened to me, my problems and difficulties of were magnified, then I realised that the real ones are others and are all outside of football. In our work, after a bad match there is always another one that offers you the opportunity to redeem yourself,” he concluded.
Scamacca has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for Sassuolo this season, whilst Frattesi has netted four times from 18 games in midfield.