After dropping the troubled Jadon Sancho (23) from the squad, Manchester United is looking for a new winger. The Red Devils have set their sights on Federico Chiesa, 25, who is nearing the end of his contract with Juventus.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato reported on Aug. 28 (KST), “Chiesa, who has a contract with Juventus until June 2025, will have just one year left with the club come next summer. Chiesa remains a priority target for United, who are looking for a winger to replace Sancho.”
After suffering a cruciate ligament injury a year ago, Chiesa has bounced back perfectly this season. Often playing alongside Dusan Blahovic, 23, he has scored four goals in six Serie A games. At UEFA Euro 2020, he recaptured the form that helped Italy win the tournament with a dynamic move.
Kiesa’s return to form has sparked interest from major European clubs. Manchester United are among the first to monitor his progress. The Red Devils have kept Sancho out of the first-team squad after he refused to carry out Van Gaal’s instructions. They are looking to sign Chiesa to replace Sancho, who has fallen out of favor with Van Gaal.
The Red Devils are desperate and will try to sign Chiesa in the upcoming winter transfer window. His current salary is €5 million, which is more than United can afford. The key is the transfer fee. Juventus are likely to want at least €60 million ($85.5 billion) for Chiesa.
According to Calcio Mercato, “United want to try to sign him in early January, even if it is difficult to get him from Juventus in mid-season. Juventus have not listened to any offers below €60 million for Chiesa,” added Calciomercato.
However, Juventus’ priority is to re-sign Chiesa, not sell. Juventus can meet with his agent at the end of the season to negotiate a new 토토사이트 contract. The plan is to keep Chiesa for a long time with a new contract.
Chiesa is a ‘crack’ with the dribbling ability to single-handedly rattle opponents and the ability to produce attacking points at crucial moments. He impressed at UEFA Euro 2020, helping Italy win the tournament, and has continued to excel at Juventus. A cruciate ligament injury set him back for a while, but he’s been back on form this season.