Claudio Marchisio claims former club Juventus OVERPAID for new signing Federico Chiesa after snapping up winger on a two-year loan deal with a £36m option to buy
- Juventus will pay £9million over the two seasons of the 23-year-old’s initial loan
- The Italian side can buy Chiesa for £36m, however price could increase by £10m
- The increase in price would be dependent on Chiesa meeting certain objectives
- Claudio Marchisio believes Federico Chiesa ‘will explode and become a star’
Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio believes the Serie A champions overpaid to land Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina.
The 23-year-old forward signed for Andrea Pirlo’s side on transfer deadline day and Juve will pay a total of £9million over the two seasons of the loan, with £1.8m for the 2020-21 campaign and £7.2m for the following season.
The Bianconeri will also have the option to make the deal permanent for £36m, which will be payable over three years. The stated fee could, however, be raised by £10m if Chiesa hits certain performance objectives.
Federico Chiesa joined Juventus on transfer deadline day from fellow Serie A side Fiorentina
Claudio Marchisio believes Juve have overpaid for Chiesa, but does believe he will be a star
Marchisio who played for Juventus between 2005-2018 told Gazzetta dello Sport: ‘He is a real talent, but there is too much pressure on him created by the transfer market.’
‘It’s not right that someone like him, who was fighting relegation in Florence, should cost €50-60m. Then he arrives at a club like Juve and has to immediately prove himself: with different transfer figures, it’d be easier for a young player in that situation.
‘He needs to find the right position on the field, but in my view, he will explode and become a star.’
Last season Chiesa scored 11 goals and notched nine assists in 37 appearances for Fiorentina.
Chiesa enjoyed a fantastic season with Fiorentina which prompted Juventus to sign him
His only goal this campaign came in La Viola’s 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan in September.
Juventus lost 2-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, the Italian champions will be hoping to bounce back when they travel to Spezia on Sunday.
Pirlo’s side welcome back Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward is available after recovering from coronavirus and testing negative after a period of self-isolation.