Leeds are reportedly in for Gaetano Berardi of Sampdoria according to the Yorkshire Post.
The Swiss defender has previously made 26 appearances across his time in the Serie A and has featured heavily in the Swiss U’21 side as well as making an international appearance at senior level for his country in 2011.
Cellino’s views on signing the defender were fairly confident. He quoted to the Yorkshire Post “Berardi will go to Leeds.” “Berardi I haven’t signed yet but I hope to. He’s a good guy. ”
“I’m offering less money than Sampdoria, he’s playing in Serie A and played 150 times in Serie A, and he’s a national team player but he’s wants to come.
“The agent of Berardi is a good friend of mine. He (Berardi) said he wanted to go to Cellino in England. I said ‘how much do you want?’ and offered less. If you’re good, you’ll get a bonus. You have to show me that you want to come here, not for money.”
“When you sign players, you can always raise the wage. You can never lower the wage. So if you trust yourself then trust me. I’m not going to take advantage.” – Cellino talking to the Yorkshire Post.
It seems that Berardi is set to go to Leeds or is certainly close to agreeing something with the West Yorkshire club.