Arsenal are one of the clubs after Federico Chiesa after Fiorentina director Joe Barone admitted his future is uncertain this summer.
Football-Italia claim Arsenal are one of a few clubs after Federico Chiesa this summer. They have the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus for competition in Italy, whilst Manchester United, PSG and Chelsea are following from abroad.
Fiorentina director-general Joe Barone didn’t exactly sound confident about keeping the 22-year-old. He told Radio Toscana (via F-I):
“We’ll see what his future will be at the end of the season. He is sought-after by Italian clubs, but also from foreign ones.”
Chiesa is a versatile forward who can play at centre-forward or on either of the wings. He is up to seven goals and five assists for the season, following a 12-goal season in 2018/19.
Despite all those goals, Chiesa actually had the unenviable record of the second-worst conversion rate of Serie A players to have 75+ shots last season. That rate improved from 4.5% to 7.4% this season, but he still takes a lot of shots for every goal.
If we’re being generous, he’s a young player still trying to nail down a single position. He scored four goals in his final seven games before the break and was finding form.
All the same, I can’t see Arsenal going big for him with all the competition and the fact he’s still a way off the finished article.