In an interesting development, Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi has dropped a hint suggesting his desire to join Inter Milan.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed two splendid campaigns at the Mapei Stadium so it’s time to make a step up in quality.
While news reports have been linking the player to the Nerazzurri, some suggested that he could end up on the other side of the city.
That’s because AC Milan are on the verge of selling Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United for a hefty fee. This would allow the Rossoneri to lunge forward and snatch the Sassuolo star from under their rivals’ noses.
Nevertheless, Frattesi confirms that he has already chosen his new club, while the description fits Inter Milan.
The Italy international makes it clear that he prefers to play as a Regista in a three-man defense. On the other hand, he admits that the 4-2-3-1 formation (currently adopted at AC Milan) doesn’t suit his characteristics.
“It’s good to be linked with top clubs, I can’t deny it. But now I’m a little anxious,” says the young midfielder in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.
“I’d like the situation to be resolved. I think of my grandfather Carmine, who used to read the newspapers. He loved football and would have been very happy today.
“As you know, I can’t reveal much at the moment. It would not be correct to indicate a team because negotiations can end suddenly.
“But I will try to be extremely sincere. I have chosen my next club. And I am I’m sure my agent will find a way to make it happen, otherwise I’ll send him… to the sea. But I think that there are other clubs that are interested in me.
“The most important aspect in choosing the team is my playing role. I’m a Regista and I want to play in a position that suits my characteristics.”
Frattesi Believes That He And Inter Milan Star Nicolò Barella Can Coexist In A Three Man Midfield
Frattesi also reveals that he wouldn’t have any difficulties fitting in the same formation with Inter Milan midfielder Nicolò Barella.
“Absolutely not. I can play on the left, This would allow me to shoot with my good foot. Sometimes I do damage with the other foot.
“In Sassuolo, I played in a 4-2-3-1 formation during the first year and had good results, thanks to Dionisi. But the fact remains that I prefer to play in a midfielder three.”