Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori has claimed that he feels ready to make the jump to a big club this summer amid links with AC Milan.
Milan got their first taste of Raspadori in a rather unfortunate manner as the Sassuolo Primavera product was the hero for the Neroverdi at San Siro in their 2-1 victory over the Rossoneri in 2020-21, causing havoc when he came on and scoring twice in a matter of minutes to turn the game on its head.
Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky (via MilanNews) then revealed earlier this week that the agents of Raspadori visited the Rossoneri headquarters. The 22-year-old Italian striker – who scored 10 goals in Serie A last season – is a player who is very popular in terms of characteristics at Milan.
Raspadori was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport and he was asked about the season he has just had with Sassuolo and about what the future might hold given the transfer speculation surrounding him.
“Positive season, I’m always very demanding, I give myself a 7. I did a lot thanks to team-mates and coaches who put me in the conditions to express myself at my best ,” he said (via SempreMilan.it).
“The market? I live it with balance, now it’s too early to make evaluations. The club and my agents will see what is best for my future, I am calm and happy with what I am doing. Going to a big club? I feel ready, I always give 110% of myself in what I do every day.”
Raspadori also spoke about the last match of the season during which Sassuolo needed to beat Milan to give Inter hope of winning the Scudetto, with the Nerazzurri his boyhood team.
“The match against Milan was a tough match, they were motivated and deserved this Scudetto. We wanted to finish differently with a performance better, we couldn’t ruin the party for him.
“Inter? I am a sympathiser, it was more of a thing to go against my brother who is a Milan fan. I am no longer a fan, but an Inter supporter. My support is now for Sassuolo, I grew up in Sassuolo and it is for that side there. I was not in favour of Milan or Inter, I didn’t have a preference.”