Italy’s no.2 Alberico Evani reckons there is plenty more to come from Juventus star Federico Chiesa and his stock will only rise in the next few years as Liverpool target the winger
Italy assistant manager Alberico Evani reckons the time for clubs to make their move for Federico Chiesa is now as he will only become “stronger in time”.
The Reds want to bring in a new winger to cope with the loss of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who will be missing for a portion of the season due to their involvement in the African Cup of Nations.
And Chiesa has emerged as one of their targets after his starring display in Euro 2020 as Italy claimed a historic win.
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Chiesa played his way into the tournament as he went from a super-sub in the group stage to one of the first names on Roberto Mancini’s teamsheet in the knockout phase, scoring vital goals against Austria in the last 16 and in the semi-final against Spain, en route to lifting the silverware.
And Evani reckons that there is plenty more to come from the Juve star and his stock will only rise in the next few years as only a few players can match his deadly speed.
Mancini’s no.2 told Tuttomercatoweb: “(Federico) Chiesa will get even stronger over time.
“He has this deadly change of pace and can change the game like few others in Europe. When he steps up a gear and accelerates, you just cannot keep up with him.
“He also shoots well with both feet and maintains that technique even when running at speed.”
Chiesa scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in 46 games last season, including three matches for Fiorentina before he made the switch to Juve in October 2020.
But whether his time in Turin will be cut short within a year remains to be seen as Juve want to keep a hold of the 23-year-old and build around the forward.
Liverpool have yet to table an official bid for Chiesa but are weighing up whether to make a formal approach or not with Bayern Munich also in the running for his signature.