According to a report from Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have been associated with a potential move for Juventus standout Federico Chiesa as a potential replacement for Jadon Sancho. As mentioned in the report, the Spanish media outlets have stated that securing his services in the January transfer window would likely necessitate a transfer fee in the vicinity of £60 million to lure him away from the Italian giants.
Chiesa’s Recent Performances in Italian Football
Federico Chiesa has emerged as a dependable presence within Juventus’ squad this season, consistently delivering impressive performances in the attacking third. The Italian sensation has found the back of the net on four occasions in seven matches across various competitions for the Turin-based club in the current campaign.
At 25 years old, Chiesa has been enjoying a prolific spell of form, maintaining averages of 2.4 shots, 1.1 key passes, and 1.4 successful dribbles per game in Serie A.
Furthermore, he has exhibited proficiency in distributing the ball in the opponent’s half, boasting an impressive pass completion rate of 75.6% in league football (stats via whoscored).
His current deal at Juventus will expire in the summer of 2025. Thus, he might be available on a cut-price deal at the end of this season. However, if the Red Devils wish to secure him at the earliest, then they would have to pay a significant transfer fee to secure him in January.
Should Manchester United Manager Erik Ten Hag Pursue Chiesa Next Year?
Federico Chiesa possesses impressive dribbling skills, and is capable of executing dangerous runs down the flanks. His vision allows him to craft inviting goal-scoring opportunities, and he exhibits venomous precision in his shots from various distances on the field.
This Italian sensation contributes not only by scoring but also by creating goals in the opponent’s half, although there is room for improvement in his passing accuracy.
While Chiesa primarily operates as a left-sided wide player, he is versatile enough to excel as a right-winger or even function as an attacking midfielder when needed.
If Man United decide to secure the signing Chiesa in the near future, he has the potential to bolster Erik Ten Hag’s attacking arsenal significantly. He possesses the quality to vie for a regular starting role at Old Trafford. All things considered, Ten Hag would make a wise move by pursuing Chiesa when the transfer window reopens this January.