If reports are to be believed, Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo wants the club to sign Ronaldo’s former Juventus teammate Federico Chiesa. The Italian stalwart has been on a roll ever since he joined Juventus on loan transfer from Florentina.
Chiesa had a phenomenal first stint with Juventus and scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists. Ronaldo has seen Chiesa from very close thus wants Manchester United to rope in the Italian.
Ivan Reggiani, the agent and intermediary for Chiesa, revealed several English clubs have are keenly interested in signing Chiesa.
“I think there are very serious and important foreign pressures on him. Appreciated across the Channel [in England], he is heavily supported by Cristiano Ronaldo. I think Federico can leave Juventus very soon. It can easily exceed one hundred million. There are not only United: there are 2-3 clubs that could reach €120-130m.”
Chiesa had a fantastic outing in Serie A and played a crucial role in Italy’s Euro 2020 win. Chiesa scored a crucial goal in the semi-final against Spain. He also scored a winner against Chelsea in the group stage of the Champions League. Given his performance, the race among the top clubs to pull the Italy star their way is not surprising at all.
Manchester United will have to shell a whopping £85m to bring the Italian star to Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Manchester United have not had a desirable start to the Premier League having lost against Aston Villa, Young Boys and a drawing against Everton. The upcoming fixtures are also not the easiest with the club set to face Leicester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City after the international break.