Man Utd showing interest in Italian international winger

Date published: Saturday 14th March 2020 5:38

Manchester United are believed to be interested in signing Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina this summer, according to reports emerging from France. 

The 22-year-old winger has played 26 games for the Italian side this season, scoring seven goals and assisting a further five.

Overall, he has made 139 appearances for ‘La Viola’, netting 29 times and setting up 20 since making his debut in August 2016.

His form has also seen him capped 17 times for Italy, for whom he scored his first goal in their 9-1 win over Armenia last November.

And a report on Le10 Sport, relayed on Caught Offside, says that the Red Devils are one of several European clubs chasing his signature ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

United have enjoyed a resurgence in form in recent weeks and now sit just three points off the top four, meaning they are in with a strong chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Therefore, they will be looking to further strengthen their squad following the additions of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January, and Chiesa appears to be one of the names on their transfer shortlist.

Last month, it was suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had sent United scouts to watch the winger, who is believed to be valued at around £60million.

 

 

Able to play in a number of attacking positions, Chiesa would be a useful option for the Norewgian manager to have at his disposal and would provide competition to the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James.

However, the Premier League side will have to fight off competition from Serie A and Ligue 1 if they want to secure his services, with Chiesa expected to be a man in demand.

The report states that Juventus and Inter Milan are hoping to do a deal to keep him in Italy, while PSG are another side keeping an eye on his situation.

It is also believed that Fiorentina are hoping to keep him at the Artemio Franchi Stadium, although they will have to offer a bumper contract in order to keep him.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer looks set to make major changes at Old Trafford, with five big-name stars set to be moved on at the end of the season.

 

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