Liverpool: Reds could look at Federico Chiesa in summer
Journalist Pete O’Rourke says that Liverpool could look at signing Juventus winger Federico Chiesa in the summer.
The Lowdown: Chiesa interest
Liverpool have previously been credited with interest in Chiesa, as they reportedly consider letting Mohamed Salah go in the summer.
Their full focus is thought to be trying to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, but they could look to strengthen in other areas as well following what looks to be a disappointing campaign, out of both domestic cup competitions and sitting in ninth place in the Premier League table.
The Latest: Summer move?
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke says that the Reds could be ‘looking’ at a move for Chiesa this summer to take advantage of Juventus’ financial situation, after they were docked 15 points in January for ‘alleged financial irregularities and false accounting‘:
“Maybe in the summer, he might have the likes of Liverpool and other Premier League clubs looking at him and seeing if they can capitalise on Juventus’ financial situation.”
The Verdict: Prioritise Bellingham
If Jurgen Klopp’s side should be prioritising any signing in the summer, it should be Bellingham over Chiesa.
After signing Cody Gakpo in January, the German already has eight attacking options at his disposal, albeit two are injured at the moment in Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.
Hailed as a ‘mentality monster‘ by journalist Eamonn Brennan after helping Italy win Euro 2020, Chiesa is no doubt a class player, and was scoring plenty of goals and making plenty of assists for Juve before a bad injury ruled him out of action for large parts of the last two seasons (Transfermarkt).