According to a recent report by the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to secure the services of Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina. The same source has revealed that Spurs have joined the race for the Italian international but will face stiff competition from the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan in pursuit of the Serie A ace.
The Sun has also stated that it will take a mammoth £70m bid to convince Fiorentina to part ways with their prized asset.
The Italian talent has set the Serie A alight with some glorious displays for the Florence based club during this campaign. Chiesa has made 30 appearances for Stefano Pioli’s side this term, scoring 11 times while also creating eight assists across all competitions.
The 21-year-old came through the youth ranks of Fiorentina before breaking into their first-team back in 2016. The Genova born starlet can be considered as one of the best young players in Italian football and is destined for a promising future in Europe.
Chiesa is very quick and has an incredible turn of pace which enables him to dribble with the ball at rapid speed to cause havoc for the opposition defenders. He is also a pure striker of the ball and tends to find the back of the net during crucial moments for his team.
There is no doubt that he would be a shrewd acquisition for Mauricio Pochettino’s side ahead of the new campaign. The Italian prospect will undoubtedly bolster Pochettino’s attacking options at White Hart Lane. At 21, he has incredible potential and could be nurtured into a world-class winger in the coming years. However, there are some concerns regarding Chiesa’s ability to cope with the physicality and high intensity of Premier League football.
Spurs will do well to prize him away from Florence, but one could argue that the Italian wonderkid is not worth the £70m pricetag which Fiorentina are demanding for him. If Pochettino ends up paying such a whopping fee, then it begs the question of whether the North Londoners are better of spending the money on a proven talent rather than on someone who can potentially be world class in the future.