Jeremie Boga flattered by Serie A giants’ interest

Jeremie Boga flattered by Serie A giants’ interest
Sassuolo's Jeremie Boga (R) and Napoli's Marques Allan (L) in action

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jun 07, 2020. 14:00

Ivory Coast winger Jeremie Boga admits that being linked with some of Serie A’s biggest clubs is flattering, but he could yet remain with Sassuolo.

The 23-year-old has been exceptional for his club through the 2019-20 season, and clubs such as Juventus, Napoli and Internazionale have been mentioned as possible suitors for the former Chelsea player.

It is expected that he will move once the season is complete, but seeing out another campaign at Sassuolo – where Boga has a contract until June 2022 – is an option he is weighing up.

“I am considering [staying] at Sassuolo because I had discussions with the coach [De Zerbi],” Boga told RMC Sport. “We will see what will happen. For now, I’m in Sassuolo.

“I’m aware. Even if I try to ignore it, I still hear rumours. I always see people talking. It’s nice but I’m still far from where I want to be. I want to keep my head on my shoulders and keep working to reach my goals.

“I have seen many names of big Italian clubs, yes. That’s flattering. When I hear clubs like Roma, Napoli, Milan, Inter, Juve, it’s always a pleasure. For now, I’m in Sassuolo and I’m concentrating on finishing the season very well. I want to reach my goals and we will see what will happen next year.”

However, Boga added that playing in top continental tournament – something he is unlikely to achieve with Sassuolo – is a career goal: “It’s a kid’s dream to compete in the Champions League or the Europa League, all these great European competitions. I keep it in the back of my mind and it’s a goal for the future.”

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