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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Federico Chiesa on two-year loan deal

Juve has doubled its current number of Federicos acquired from Fiorentina.

Federico Chiesa of AC Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A... Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images

Federico Chiesa being linked to Juventus isn’t something that’s brand new. This was never going to be a deal that, if it went through, caught people off guard and was a major surprise to pretty anybody who even attempts to be mostly in the loop during transfer rumor season. It was a rumor that was there, but never materialized into anything where an official move actually took place.

Until now.

Juventus announced Monday night that they have signed the 22-year-old Chiesa on a two-year loan deal that will cost €10 million total, €3 million this season and €7 million in the 2021-22 campaign. Juve then have the obligation to make Chiesa’s loan deal permanent in the summer of 2022 for another €40 million. The total value of the deal is €50 million if Juventus buy Chiesa outright, with another €10 million potentially added on based on performance bonuses.

Here are the official details of the deal, courtesy of Juve’s website:

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with ACF Fiorentina for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2022, of the registration rights of the player Federico Chiesa has been finalized for a consideration of € 10 million, of which € 3 million for sporting season 2020/2021 and € 7 million for sporting season 2021/2022.

The agreement further entails:

The obligation for Juventus to definitely acquire the player’s registrations rights, subject to the achievement of certain given sporting objectives by the end of the season 2021/2022;

The right for Juventus to definitively acquire the player’s registration rights in case these given objectives are not achieved.

In both cases, the agreed consideration for the definitive acquisition is € 40 million, payable in three years, which might be increased up to a maximum of € 10 million upon achievement of further performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player.

It will be a few weeks before we get to see where Chiesa might fit into Andrea Pirlo’s plans since we are now at the start of the first in-season international break of the 2020-21 campaign. And with Chiesa set to join the Italian national team following his move to Juventus being finalized, it’s not like he will be practicing with his new teammates all that much over the course of the next few weeks.

That will give Pirlo plenty of time to consider just where Chiesa fits. Even more than he probably already has seeing as this is almost certainly not some kind of move that is coming out of nowhere. Juventus had a lot of things that needed to go right for Chiesa’s arrival to even become possible. And, by the looks of it, everything that needed to happen will be happening on this final day of the summer transfer window.

No matter what, though, Chiesa offers a lot of talent. And that talent is something Juventus now has on its roster.

I mean, if you’re second to Papu in something, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, right?