Federico Chiesa opens up about his future amid Juventus rumours
- Chiesa discussed speculation about his future
- Federico sure €60 million valuation is too high for him
- Juventus, Napoli and Chelsea were linked with Fiorentina youngster
- Fiorentina rejected a 65m bid for the 20-year-old form Bianconeri in the summer
Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa has been one of the most sought-after players in Serie A recently, attracting interest from a number of top Italian clubs.
Chiesa admits he's happy in Fiorentina: "I'm just thinking about proving my value all the time. Those numbers seem a bit exaggerated.
"My only priority is to show, Sunday after Sunday, who Federico Chiesa is. Now my focus is all on Cagliari. I'm happy here at Fiorentina now. Again, I'm only thinking of the next game."
"Who would I buy for €60 million? Give me some more, because for the absolute top players you need €200 million. I'd take [Kylian] Mbappe."
Links with Juventus have been most frequent, and La Stampa (h/t Calciomercato) reported in August the Bianconeri spent all summer trying to land Chiesa. They eventually secured an option on the Fiorentina man in the deal that sent Marko Pjaca to Florence.
The two clubs used to be bitter rivals but have built a solid relationship in the transfer market in the last few seasons. Federico Bernardeschi, the last top prospect to emerge from the Viola academy, made the switch to Turin in the summer of 2017.
Iachini: “We’ve known about Chiesa for a while and his quality is evident. Barella is another impressive young player for the future of the Nazionale, so Mancini deserves credit for believing in them straight away and can build a new era around them.” #Azzurri pic.twitter.com/aKUzCdrIUf— Wayne Girard (@WayneinRome) October 16, 2018
Juventus have less of a need due to Bernardeschi, but the two struck up a fantastic partnership in the international break, switching wings and even playing in a central role. They could rekindle that in Turin.