Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali: “We’re Interested In Signing Inter Striker Andrea Pinamonti But It’s Dependent On Selling Giacomo Raspadori”
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has admitted that his team are interested in signing Inter striker Andrea Pinamonti, but that it would be financially difficult and thus linked to a sale of Giacomo Raspadori.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, Carnevali noted that the situations of the two players are linked, as the Neroverdi would have to bring in a big fee for Raspadori in order to sign Pinamonti, who they consider to be a target.
Pinamonti’s future still remains uncertain despite the number of clubs who have been chasing him this summer, although Sassuolo have overtaken Atalanta as the team pushing the most for him in recent days.
The Emilians have reportedly been eyeing the 23-year-old up as a like-for-like replacement for Gianluca Scamacca following the striker’s move to West Ham United, and their strategy looks to be to sell Raspadori and then use the money to meet Inter’s asking price for Pinamonti.
Carnevali made no secret of this, stating that “Pinamonti would absolutely be linked to how the negotiations involving Raspadori go. He’s a player that we’re interested in, we’re evaluating various opportunities not only involving him, but also other clubs and players.”
“He’s certainly an excellent player,” he added of the Nerazzurri striker. “The only problem is that he would have a high price tag for a club like Sassuolo.”