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7 goals, 5 assists – Man United close to agreeing £50m-plus deal for Serie A star

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Manchester United are closing in on Federico Chiesa

Manchester United are closing in on Federico Chiesa

According to Corriere Fiorentina (h/t Daily Mail), Manchester United are closing in on Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.

The 22-year-old has built up a reputation as one of the best wide men in Serie A. He has made 30 appearances for the Viola this season and has scored 7 goals and 5 assists.

According to the report, a £50million-plus deal ‘is close to being agreed’. However, there remain some doubts in Chiesa’s camp about leaving Italy for the Premier League. 

Federico Chiesa still needs convincinvgbefore agreeing to join Manchester United
Federico Chiesa still needs convincing before agreeing to join Manchester United (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in a right-winger, with Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho the primary target. With the Bundesliga giant holding out for around £100m, United are looking for cheaper alternatives.

Chiesa is one of the players, with United even scouting him in the 1-1 draw against AC Milan. The Italian costs roughly half of what Sancho does and is comparatively an economical option.

One of Italy’s best young prospects, the young winger is a dynamic player who will strengthen us immensely on the flank. Fiorentina are not against selling him and matters will proceed quicker should he say yes to a move.

The Viola will, however, hold onto their valuation of the player. The same was confirmed by Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso.

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Chiesa is a versatile player capable of playing in a variety of positions. This should give Solskjaer enough flexibility to incorporate him alongside our front three.

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Chiesa is one of the best young wingers in Europe. The role of pacy wingers with an eye for goal is important in today’s game. The addition of the Italian international will strengthen us considerably. He has also won 17 caps for Italy.