Liverpool reportedly reached £59.7m agreement for attacker in 2020; would have been great under Klopp
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Liverpool reportedly reached an agreement to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina in 2020

Liverpool reportedly reached an agreement with Fiorentina but the Italian wanted to join Juventus and so the two-year loan was implemented and the Reds missed out and, arguably, so did the player.

In July, Repubblica reported that Jurgen Klopp’s side made a £86million (€100.78m) bid to sign Federico Chiesa.

It now seems as though that wasn’t the first time they tried to sign the winger. According to Viola News, Italian journalist Niccolò Ceccarini says: “Chiesa? I’ll tell you a background.

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“Fiorentina had reached an agreement with Liverpool for €70m (£59.7m), but the negotiations did not go through due to the boy’s desire to go to Juventus. 

“And so there was the famous two-year loan.”

While I can understand an Italian’s desire to stay in Italy and play for Juventus, he missed out big time by not moving to Liverpool where he would have won the Premier League and developed even more than he has.

He is a fantastic player and last season he scored 15 goals and assisted 11. But this time round, with Juventus struggling, he has just three goals and three assists.

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Klopp would have worked wonders with the Italian and he would probably be going toe-to-toe with Sadio Mane for the left-wing spot.

With Senegal set to take him on international duty for AFCON in January, Chiesa would have been a wonderful option.

Having said all that, it does seem unbelievable that FSG would spend that much given their track record in the transfer record.

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