The January transfer window is creeping ever closer which means that transfer gossip is hotting up. With Liverpool boasting an embarrassment of riches at the minute due to their successes both on and off the pitch, many are predicting a marquee signing within the next two windows. Liverpool have once again been linked with a move for Federico Chiesa – he’d be the perfect signing.
22-year-old Chiesa currently plies his trade at Fiorentina. The Italian has played in an array of positions for the Tuscan side this campaign, he is most predominantly a right winger but he has spent a majority of this season playing as a central striker.
Whilst his stats aren’t the most impressive on paper he is still gaining admirers – the same way that just looking at Bobby Firmino on paper would have you scratching your head as to why everybody is so in love with him.
Chiesa has notched two goals and three assists in 14 Serie A appearances this season. His biggest boast is his dribbling ability, he is a real ball on a string type of player, with better players around him his end product may improve.
La Nazione have reported that Liverpool have joined the race for Federico Chiesa, with Juventus and Inter Milan also tracking the winger. Back in July, Teamtalk reported that any move for the Fiorentina man would cost in excess of €80m.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Federico Chiesa could be a smarter move than signing Jadon Sancho. The Italian hasn’t been shrouded in the same disciplinary issues that Sancho has. A move for Chiesa would also likely cost a lot less than a move for Sancho.
With figures well over £100m being mooted for Sancho, a deal worth less than £80m for Chiesa seems to make a lot more sense. The argument for shopping in Italy is not just financial, Chiesa also offers a lot more versatility due to his ability to play anywhere across the forward line.