Liverpool have missed their chance to sign Federico Chiesa, according to reports. The Reds supposedly want the winger.
Federico Chiesa went into Euro 2020 relatively under the radar. In fact, he wasn’t initially in Italy’s starting XI.
By the end of the tournament, though, it was clear to everyone that the 23-year-old is something very special. And that will naturally have teams lining up to sign him.
Chiesa joined Juventus last year on a two-year loan deal. The Old Lady does have an obligation to buy him at the end of it, however.
Still, that apparently didn’t put off Liverpool. CalcioMercato reported last week that the Reds wanted to sign Chiesa this summer after failing last year.
They’d apparently agreed a deal with Fiorentina to sign the Italian, only for things to fall apart. But Liverpool didn’t give up despite that and had hopes this summer.
Juventus would demand around £70m to sell him but after his performances at Euro 2020, that almost seems like a bargain. The problem, then, is that Juve see it that way, too.
Corriere Dello Sport now reports that Juventus just will not sell Chiesa. An offer of £70m is no longer enough and they won’t pick up the phone.
The outlet names Bayern Munich as a club that tried to get Juve to talk but with no luck. Chiesa is officially off the table to any potential suitors.
Federico Chiesa is off the table
According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool want a winger this summer. In fact, that’s their priority right now.
And that’s something that obviously lines up with wanting Chiesa. He’d have been a sensational signing, as it turns out, and the club should have gone all out for him.
So where exactly do Liverpool go from here? Well, we can’t imagine Chiesa was the only name on their list. They’ll have several potential options in mind – though, likely none are as high profile.
We had a look at three potential signings here. But it’s also very difficult to predict things right now.
The transfer market hasn’t really woken up this summer, what with two major international tournaments happening. It’ll likely spring into life over the next couple of weeks and that opens doors.
Liverpool will want to wait and see what happens, then. The transfer merry-go-round will bring about opportunities and while Chiesa won’t be one of them, we’d still back the club to find the right player.