Aston Villa ‘aim for Federico Chiesa deal’ but understand Italy international would need ‘convincing’ as Juventus winger eyes summer exit
- Aston Villa are keen to strike a deal for Federico Chiesa
- The Juventus striker looks set to leave the club after a tough summer
- Villa like Chiesa but would have understood that a deal would be difficult to reach
Aston Villa are keen to agree a deal for Juventus winger Federico Chiesa as the club look to bolster their squad with proven attacking talent.
Chiesa is renowned as one of Serie A’s most potent strikers and could leave Juventus in search of competition in European football next season.
Villa are keeping tabs on Chiesa and considering a move for the Italy international, say BirminghamLive.
The striker has two years left on his existing contract at Juventus and would represent a big catch for Villa boss Unai Emery.
However, they are expected to face competition from a host of top European sides keen to try and lure Chiesa away from Italy this summer.
Chiesa, one of the stars of Italy’s European Championship triumph in 2021, has had a difficult season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury which sidelined him for nearly 10 months.
Federico Chiesa looks set to leave Juventus this summer after being unhappy with the club
Chiesa has played for the Italian national team for the past few seasons and could be set for a move to the Premier League
But his earlier performances have seen Liverpool, Newcastle and Bayern Munich express interest in securing a deal for Chiesa.
Italian media report that the player is ‘unhappy’ at Turin and is reportedly considering a move elsewhere due to continuing problems at the club.
Villa could become the fourth team to enter the bidding war for Chiesa, who have been quoted as being available for £38million with just two years remaining on their contract.
Such a fee would be affordable for the Midlands-based party, but they apparently understand that convincing them to snub other offers would be a difficult task.
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery (pictured) would like to sign Chiesa this summer
Chiesa again showed his quality by scoring the decisive goal in Italy’s recent Nations League victory over the Netherlands.
Once the star of Juventus, Chiesa scored just four goals in all competitions last season as he struggled to regain fitness and was hampered by injury setbacks.
He completed a permanent move to Turin for £36million from Fiorentina in May 2022 after convincing Juventus chiefs he was good enough in an initial loan spell.
Chiesa at the time was the subject of interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea, but a move away from Italy did not materialise.