- Mar 20, 2007
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10 years of FIF
How much did you actually watch Raspadori? I know a talent when I see one.giroud
He actually started to confidently perform this year: Giacomo Raspadori raised by Sassuolo.
He is a self-declared Interista, so would love to see him play in our shirt as he seems like a huge talent with a bright future.
Inter still have a special place in Giacomo Raspadori’s heart, the Sassuolo striker has admitted. Raspadori gave the Nerazzurri a huge helping hand in the Serie A title race, coming off the bench to score twice in a 2-1 victory for Sassuolo away at AC Milan.
min 2:50 equalizer
min 3:20 winner
The 21-year-old revealed earlier this month that he was an avid Inter supporter as a child, citing Samuel Eto’o as one of his favourite players. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport for Friday’s print edition, the striker confirmed: “I was an Interista and I liked Eto’o. I still have a soft spot for Inter now.”
Raspadori – who could become a transfer target for Inter in the summer – has proven himself capable of scoring with both feet in Serie A this season, a talent which led to a question about an Inter legend from the past. Asked if he knew who Andreas Brehme was, the striker replied: “Of course, he was the German full-back at Inter who was left-footed but scored with his right foot during the penalty shoot-out in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final.” :notbad:
Raspadori also encouraged comparisons between himself and Sergio Aguero, who is often seen scoring the kind of goal the Italian produced at San Siro in midweek for Sassuolo’s winner.
“It was a movement which is typical of Aguero, yes,” he added. “I really like the way he plays to help his team as well as to score goals.
Aguero is an inspiration for me, although so are Carlos Tevez and Antonio Di Natale in a way.”
“Sometimes I feel like I am living inside the PlayStation. I’ve already faced all the champions I used to play as on the video games, like [Romelu] Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and I swapped shirts with [Paulo] Dybala. But the ones who struck me the most live are Lautaro Martinez and Papu Gomez,” Raspadori declared.
“In my room I had an Eto’o poster. I was a supporter of Inter and I was crazy about the Cameroonian who was the protagonist of the treble.”
“At 10-years-old I was obsessed with Inter, Samuel Eto’o was my idol. After they won the treble, I chose Sassuolo because I followed my brother Enrico, who is three years older,” he began an interview with Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which appeared in yesterday’s print edition of the Milan based news outlet.
He then spoke on the offers that he rejected prior to committing himself to his current employers: “At 14 I had offers from Inter, Milan and Rome but after a dinner with my parents I chose to stay at Sassuolo.”
Took the opportunity to thank his teammates for their support. “I am lucky because here in Sassuolo I am surrounded by fantastic teammates, they take care of me and everyone offers advice, starting with De Zerbi. I try to learn from watching. [Domenico] Berardi leaves you speechless, he has crazy skills on the ball. It’s almost impossible to steal possession from [Manuel] Locatelli,” Raspadori added.
Calciomercato.com said Inter were currently the club in Serie A most interested in signing Raspadori, whose €15 million price tag is increasing with each passing week. The Nerazzurri face tough competition from abroad though, with RB Leipzig and Marseille both thought to have made ‘significant steps’ towards the 21-year-old.
Sassuolo are ready to demand a much higher fee than €15 million now because they have huge faith in Raspadori, as shown by the fact he captained Roberto De Zerbi’s side in their defeat against Inter two weeks ago.
FcInterNews.it have revealed the Nerazzurri are interested in a deal to sign Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori. Inter and Sassuolo are both on great terms with Raspadori’s agent Tulio Tinti, which could help the clubs come to an agreement in the future. Andrea Pinamonti could also play a role in negotiations though, with this report confirming that Sassuolo – along with Benevento and Bologna – were still interested in the Inter forward. Inter could attempt to ‘reserve’ Raspadori by agreeing a deal in the summer and then leaving him to develop at Sassuolo for another season. Alternatively, they could offer Pinamonti as part of a swap deal should the Neroverdi be tempted.
In case we need to replace Sanchez/Martinez, he should be among top names on the list. Both feet, great attitude and looks smart. Grab him while still affordable!!!!!