Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa has joined Juventus on an initial two-year loan.
The 22-year-old has long been one of Serie A’s most exciting prospects, scoring 34 goals in 153 appearances for the Florence club. He made a good start to 2020/21, scoring in a 4-3 defeat against Inter and captaining his side in Friday’s defeat to Sampdoria.
Chiesa ceduto alla Juventus
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— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) October 5, 2020
He joins an exciting project in Turin, as Juventus look to rebuild under Andrea Pirlo and finally put together a side capable of winning the Champions League.
In August it was reported that Manchester United had launched a bid of €55m, which was apparently rejected by La Viola. As the move is a loan deal, there will be no such fee up front, but Juventus are likely to have agreed a pricey purchase in the region.
Douglas Costa left Juve for Bayern on deadline day, freeing up a place in the Serie A champions’ squad for Chiesa. He will join former team-mate and namesake Federico Bernardeschi in Turin, who made the same move in the summer of 2017.
Federico Chiesa has completed his Juventus medical and his contract has been submitted to the league.
Here’s a video of him leaving as Fiorentina fans cheer their captain to Juventus? pic.twitter.com/g3VI6dJ02g
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) October 5, 2020
Bernardeschi has really struggled to perform on a consistent basis and it has previously been suggested he could return to Florence to complete Juventus’ long-running pursuit of Chiesa. However, this did not happen, and it looks like Federicos will be in direct competition for the remaining 2020/21 spots.
Chiesa is Juve’s fifth summer signing after Arthur Melo, Alvaro Morata, Weston McKinney and Stefano Guerri.
Fiorentina, meanwhile, have made up for the departures with the acquisitions of former Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura and Genoa centre-forward Christian Cuomo, whose loan from Genoa was made permanent.