“He's a great player because he embodies incredible vigor and dynamism. I have known him for a long time and think he is outstanding because he is so carefree, often dribbling and looking for a degree very quickly, ” said Julian Nagelsmann in July about the Italian European champion Federico Chiesa.
“But” , the FC Bayern coach knew even then, “he also has a very, very big price tag.” After the European Championships, Liverpool and Chelsea are said to have offered around 100 million euros for Chiesa - but they did whose club Juventus Turin blocked. In the coming summer, however, there could be new omens.
Because the Italian record champions are only seventh in the table, seven points behind the Champions League places. If the financially troubled old lady misses the premier class, transfer proceeds would have to polish up the cash register. Chiesa, for which 40 million euros would initially have to flow towards his home club Fiorentina, would then certainly no longer be unsaleable.
Not least because of the performance of the 24-year-old. Under coach returning Massimiliano Allegri, it took Chiesa a while until he had fought for a regular place. And the numbers aren't right either: just three goals and three assists in 16 competitive games are not enough for a man for whom Juve missed 100 million euros.