05 October 2020
Talent, speed, class and youth. Federico Chiesa is a new Juventus player, signing a contract until 2022.
Here is the official press release:
AGREEMENT WITH FIORENTINA FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE PLAYER FEDERICO CHIESA
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with ACF Fiorentina for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2022, of the registration rights of the player Federico Chiesa has been finalized for a consideration of € 10 million, of which € 3 million for sporting season 2020/2021 and € 7 million for sporting season 2021/2022.
The agreement further entails:
- The obligation for Juventus to definitely acquire the player’s registrations rights, subject to the achievement of certain given sporting objectives by the end of the season 2021/2022;
- The right for Juventus to definitively acquire the player’s registration rights in case these given objectives are not achieved.
- In both cases, the agreed consideration for the definitive acquisition is € 40 million, payable in three years, which might be increased up to a maximum of € 10 milion upon achievement of further performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player.
Born in Genoa on the 25th October 1997 and son of former Italian striker, Enrico Chiesa, Federico took his first steps in football for U.S. Settignanese - a team from Coverciano, where he was coached by former Juventus player, Kurt Hamrin.
A move to Fiorentina then followed at the age of 10, however Chiesa would soon often be between the two Tuscan cities, applying his club trade in Florence, whilst returning to Coverciano for international duty. However, before receiving the call of the Azzurri, Chiesa honed his skills in the Tuscan capital, growing day by day and taking on challenge after challenge, first in the youth team before moving onto the first team. In what could be considered an early omen, Chiesa made his Fiorentina debut on 20th August 2016 against his now-current team Juventus, on the opening day of the 2016-17 Serie A season, in what was a 2-1 for the Bianconeri. In a very short time he became a vital component of the team, collecting 137 appearances in Serie A, more than any other Viola player in that period. Eventually, he earned his place as a regular squad member of the Italian national team, after receiving his first call-up in March 2018, having reached 19 caps to date.
Boasting lightning speed and often simply unstoppable for his opponents, Chiesa has impressed since his first few appearances for his ability in one-on-one situations, so much so, that since the 2016/17 season, with 553 dribbles, he is among the best in the top-flight. Last season, Chiesa registered seven assists and scored 11 goals, with his overall 18 participations in goals ranking higher than any other teammate. Furthermore, Federico is the youngest among active players in Serie A with at least 120 appearances, a sign of his ability to be counted upon.
Now, Chiesa will move onto the third big city of his career, that of Turin and more importantly the team of Juventus that it is home to, ready to write new pages in history together, running, as he does so on the pitch, towards new goals with our shirt on his back!