Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi: “Roma let me down, deal collapsed for just 2 million.”

Sassuolo’s midfielder Davide Frattesi has given an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport in which he shared his disappointment on missing out the chance to sign with Roma.

“Last summer, I had the chance to join Roma but the move did not materialize because the two clubs did not find an agreement over a couple of million.

“I’ve never asked myself why Roma did not close the deal, I’ve preferred to let it go. I was disappointed but I’m not thinking about it anymore. I don’t know where I’ll play, I have a different approach about my future now”.

Roma held talks with Sassuolo last summer in order to resign Frattesi, as the midfielder played in Giallorossi’s youth system before being sold to Sassuolo in 2017. As part of that deal, Roma are entitled to collect the 30% of a future sale.

Roma hoped to take advantage of that deal and get a discount but Sassuolo have never backed down from their original €40 million request and for that reason the Giallorossi called themselves out.

“I’m ambitious and the sporting project will be pivotal in choosing my next team”, Frattesi revealed, “I’ll consider tactics too as I’d like to play in a two-men midfield. I see what Scamacca and Raspdori are going through and I’ve understood that it takes time to fit in a new context. You need the right mindset. Playing in Champions League is one of my goals”.

Sassuolo are set to face Roma away at the Stadio Olimpico stadium on Sunday and asked if he’s going to celebrate in the event of a goal, Frattesi replied: “No, I don’t think so”.


Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN

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