Juventus have completed the permanent purchase of superstar winger Federico Chiesa in what will be the least surprising move of 2022.
The Bianconeri moved for Chiesa in 2020 and agreed to a two-year loan with Fiorentina worth €10m. A €40m permanent purchase option was included as part of the deal and the Italian’s stellar form in 2021 meant it was inevitable that this would be triggered by the Bianconeri.
However, Chiesa’s 2021/22 season was brought to a premature close after he tore his ACL in Juve’s 4-3 victory over AS Roma in January.
Juventus have completed the permanent purchase of Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina
Fabrizio Romano confirmed in the early hours of Tuesday morning that Juventus have completed the permanent purchase of Chiesa from Fiorentina.
As a result, La Viola will receive €40m guaranteed plus €10m in add-ons on top of the €10m loan fee.
Juventus were obligated to buy the Italian international outright if they qualified for the 2022/23 Champions League and they secured a berth in Europe’s premier club competition for next season after AS Roma were held to a goalless draw at home to Bologna on Sunday. Juve’s advantage over fifth- and sixth-placed Lazio and Roma extended to ten points with three games remaining after a Leonardo Bonucci brace helped the Old Lady to a 2-1 win over Venezia on Matchday 35.
Nevertheless, Juve would’ve completed the permanent purchase of Chiesa regardless of their final league position this season. The 24-year-old enjoyed a stellar debut season in Turin and his superstar potential manifested during Italy’s successful Euros campaign in 2021.
With Paulo Dybala walking in the summer, Chiesa will return from his long-term injury in the autumn and immediately be thrust into the limelight once more. Alongside Dusan Vlahovic, Chiesa is expected to be a protagonist in Turin for the next decade and reports suggest that he could take Dybala’s #10 shirt from the start of next season.