The stock of Italian sensation Federico Chiesa is ever-increasing.
After joining Juventus on a two-year loan deal from Fiorentina in 2020, Chiesa went on to enjoy a stellar maiden year with the Bianconeri. His success during the second half of the 2020/21 season was followed up by a majestic performance during Italy’s successful Euros campaign.
The 23-year-old scored in the round of 16 triumph over Austria and netted superbly in the semi-final victory over Spain before he dazzled in the final against England. While his talent has always been distinct to Calcio viewers, his wonderful summer with the Azzurri ensured his special skill set was manifested to an international audience.
There’s a sense of inevitability regarding Chiesa’s career projection. Thanks to his dogged mentality, indefatigable nature and relishing of the big occasion, the Italian’s a sure bet to emerge as a superstar in the coming years, if he isn’t already.
How much is Federico Chiesa worth?
Various outlets have offered their valuations of Juve’s Chiesa. Wallabies and CIES (via TUTTOMercatoWEB.com) price the Italian between €72.9m and €88.3m, while Transfermarkt value the 23-year-old at €71m – up from their €51m valuation after he joined Juventus.
Transfermarkt’s estimation means he’s their 26th highest valued player in the world, second-highest valued in Serie A (behind Lautaro Martinez), and highest valued at Juventus (level with Matthijs de Ligt).
Despite these valuations, Gazzetta dello Sport report that Juventus have been made aware that several clubs would be willing to pay up to €100m for Chiesa’s services. For Juve, that’s a considerable profit on the €60m it’ll eventually cost as part of their deal with Fiorentina to bring the winger to the club.
However, Juventus rightly regard the player as “untouchable” and they view the electric winger as one of the protagonists in Massimiliano Allegri’s second project at the club.
While slightly older than generational contemporaries such as Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland, the Bianconeri certainly have the right to demand an obscene fee should a fellow member of Europe’s elite find the prospect of adding a virtuoso like Federico Chiesa to their ranks too enticing.
I’m talking fees in the region of €150m. He’s just that good and so imperative to the fortune of the Old Lady over the next decade.