According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Liverpool are interested in signing Fiorentina attacker Federico Chiesa.
The Italian international hit 12 goals and recorded nine assists last term in the Coppa Italia and Serie A, and has clearly attracted the interest of Champions League winners Liverpool as a result of his performances.
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Despite being a full senior international with 13 caps for his country, the 21-year-old has been busy starring for the Under-21 side this summer at the European Championships, where he has started to hog the limelight after a quite brilliant performance.
His latest showing in the tournament came against Spain’s Under-21 side, where he stole the show with two excellently taken goals.
The first of which was an exquisitely worked strike, but he also helped the Italians grab an equaliser before going on to net again.
A cross-field switch from Nicolo Barella was controlled expertly by Chiesa, almost as if he had glue on his boots, before he glided past his man and buried a shot past the keeper’s near post.
A finely built athlete with great technique, Chiesa can play anywhere across the frontline and would be an invaluable asset to Jurgen Klopp’s side given his versatility and quite scary amount of potential.
His two goals have rocketed him up to the top of the Under-21 European Championships scoring ranks, and if any Liverpool fan was watching his fine performance against the Spaniards, they would have found it difficult not to get excited at the prospect of him coming to Anfield.
He has also shown that he can adapt to Klopp’s high pressure, gegenpressing system by the sheer amount of tackles he made in this one game alone. Chiesa completed five successful challenges and is as industrial a forward as you can get.
It’s a transfer link to get the Anfield faithful salivating.