According to Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool have been informed that they will have to pay £44m in order to sign Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa in this summer’s transfer window.
The 20-year-old has been in impressive form for his Italian club this season – scoring six times and registering seven assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge admirer of the Italian, who only signed a new long-term contract with La Viola in November 2017.
It is understood that £44m would be enough for Fiorentina to sell, and it is a deal that Liverpool will reportedly consider at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
The English club’s supporters, however, are not so sure when it comes to the price.
Indeed, £44m does seem a hefty fee for a player that is yet to prove himself over a long period, but Fiorentina have every right to hold out for such a fee.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Liverpool fans can be seen below:
Liverpool are one of a number of teams looking to sign Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa. The Reds have been told to stump up £44million if they want to sign the frontman. [@CorSport] pic.twitter.com/7UtmTsMU6c
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 27, 2018
Good talent for the future but definitely not worth that amount.
— Carl (@CarlJeffery3) April 27, 2018
No more Italian strikers, they haven't cut it in the premier league for years
— LFCFF (@BossTha01) April 27, 2018
44 for a Firmino backup ?
— Prannoy Roy (@PRANNOYROY6) April 27, 2018
I'd rather get a 30+ year old Andres Iniesta for that ?
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) April 27, 2018
— D. Shendy (@devashendy) April 27, 2018
Wayyy to much for him. Dont care about his potential, 44m for a 20 yr old is too much
— Tyler Thayer (@Tyler18FC) April 27, 2018