Juventus are leading the race to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina. The deal is understood to be a two-year loan and an obligation to buy could be added later on.
The 22-year-old winger has impressed Pirlo and will want fresh young blood in his team. Juventus will pay around €2 million for the first year of the loan deal, which will rise to €8m for the second season. An obligation to buy for €40 million could be in place if certain conditions are met.
Among a range of factors that could put the obligation in effect, is him playing at least 60 per cent of matches for at least 30 minutes and contributing a minimum of 10 goals and 10 assists. Moreover, right before the deal is done, Chiesa will sign a new deal with Fiorentina to see an increase in wages.
This deal is done once Juventus have let go of winger Douglas Costa to Bayern Munich and defender Matteo de Sciglio to Olympique Lyon. The 19-time Italy international scored 10 goals in Serie A last season and also struck in Fiorentina’s 4-3 loss against Inter last month. A medical is scheduled for today with an official announcement due soon.
It will be interesting to see how Pirlo lines up his attack with Ronaldo and Dybala already at his disposal.