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Manchester City Enter Race To Land Serie A Winger: What Will He Bring To The Etihad Stadium?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Calciomercato stated that Manchester City have entered the race to land Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, who is currently playing on loan at Juventus. It is understood that the Mancunian giants could face competition from Bayern Munich and Chelsea in pursuit of the Italy international (via Calciomercato).

Chiesa’s Excellent Form For Both Club And Country Recently

Chiesa had a productive loan spell at Juventus last season as he produced a run of eye-catching displays for them in the attacking end of the pitch. The 23-year-old made 46 appearances for the Italian giants in the previous campaign, finding the back of the net on 15 occasions and grabbing 11 assists across all fronts.

The Genova-born sensation deserves a lot of credit for averaging 1.6 tackles, 2.0 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per game in Serie A football last season. He even distributed the ball with accuracy from the wide areas after completing 80.4% of his attempted passes in the Italian top tier (stats via whoscored).

Chiesa went on to win the UEFA European Championships with Italy earlier this summer which will give him a lot of confidence heading into the new campaign. The Italian has got a very promising future in European football, so he will be an excellent signing for Man City if they can convince him to seal a move to the northwest of England in the future.

Manchester City enter the race to land Chiesa who is seen in the photo
Federico Chiesa of Juventus FC and Andrea Belotti of Torino FC during the Serie A football match between Torino FC and Juventus FC at stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Torino Italy, April 4th, 2021. Photo Giuliano Marchisciano / OnePlusNine / Insidefoto giulianoxmarchisciano

What Will The Italy International Bring To The Etihad Stadium?

Chiesa is a quick and agile wide player who can complete some dangerous dribbles with the ball out on the flanks. He has a knack for creating space for himself and has got the vision to play a decisive pass in the final third. The Italian wing wizard has scored and assisted goals for Juve regularly in the previous campaign. He also went on to prove his worth at the international stage and is currently amongst Europe’s top attacking talents.

Therefore, Pep Guardiola would be wise to get Chiesa on board as he will undeniably bring a lot of quality in the form of goals and creativity to Man City’s attacking department. The 31-time Italy international has got the winning mindset to help the Mancunian outfit challenge for even more silverware in the years to come.

With all things considered, Guardiola should think about launching a move for Chiesa in the future as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what it takes to succeed at the highest level. Plus, the Man City head coach could be the ideal man to get the best out of the Italian attacker if he decides to move to the Etihad someday.

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