In the aftermath of every major international tournament, there always seems to be a few players, no matter their actual availability, who tend to get the attention of the richest clubs in the world. This summer, one of those players appears to be Federico Chiesa.
After rumored approaches from the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea, we have the latest attempt to sign a player who isn’t going anywhere any time soon: Liverpool has seen its €100 million bid for Chiesa rejected by Juventus, according to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport and La Repubblica. Chiesa, who is about to start the second season of his two-year loan deal before his obligation to buy with Fiorentina kicks in next summer, was one of Italy’s standout performers at Euro 2020 earlier this month, earning Team of the Tournament honors along with teammate Leonardo Bonucci.
La Juve respinge l’assalto del Liverpool e blinda Chiesa https://t.co/VrKdfQ5xke— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) July 25, 2021
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If it wasn’t clear before, Federico Chiesa is a building block for Juventus’ future, and it pretty much has been established now that no current nine-figure bid from Europe’s biggest spenders are going to convince Federico Cherubini, Pavel Nedved and Andrea Agnelli of that otherwise.
It’s not one bit surprising to see teams reportedly trying to come in and swoop up Chiesa with the tournament he just had. Add in the fact that Juventus are, to put it lightly, in a little bit of an economic crunch right now only adds fuel to the “fire” when it comes to rumors of a big-time sale. But, there’s also the fact that Juventus hasn’t paid Fiorentina the bulk of the transfer fee for Chiesa, so any potential profit off a sale of Chiesa — which obviously isn’t going to be happening — isn’t going to be as much as some might think when they hear a bid of €100 million coming in.
No matter how you frame it, Chiesa isn’t going anywhere and not even a €100 million bid during a pandemic-impacted market can tell Juventus otherwise. That’s good because Chiesa is quite good and it would be nice to see him stay for the next 10 years or so.