Sassuolo’s Carnevali: “Roma never wanted to let go of Frattesi.”

Andy Mattioli

Sassuolo executive Giovanni Carnevali was recently asked about Frattesi’s move from the capital to the Neroverdi in the summer 2017.

The director also spoke to Il Messaggero about his club’s relationship with Roma which goes back a long way involving deals for Matteo Politano, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Riccardo Marchizza. More recently Riccardo Ciervo completed a permanent move to Sassuolo from Roma.

When asked about Frattesi, Carnevali said, “Roma never wanted to give him up. It was a long and complicated negotiation.”

“The Giallorossi believed a lot in this lad, but there are times when it is preferable to choose a place where the player can get more minutes.”

“Frattesi still has a lot of growing up to do, he has incredible margins for improvement: he has already made a career in Serie B and completed several professional seasons.”

With regard to Roma’s General Manager Tiago Pinto, Carnevali added, “I can say that he made a great impression on me. For an executive from abroad, working in Italy is not easy.”

“We have an excellent, long-standing relationship with Roma. They’re one of the clubs with whom we’ve completed the most deals over the years.”

“I hope that Ciervo can follow in the footsteps of Politano, Frattesi, Pellegrini and Marchizza.”

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