Juventus winger Federico Chiesa linked with move to Newcastle United

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Juventus star Federico Chiesa again.

Federico Chiesa of Juventus FC reacts during the Serie A football match between Juventus FC and Atalanta BC at Juventus

Federico Chiesa, 26, was rated as one of the finest attacking talents in Europe a few years ago. He helped Italy win the 2021 European Championship, but the winger’s development has not gone as expected due to perennial injury problems.

The Italy international has managed to keep himself fit throughout the season barring a few niggling issues, registering six goals and two assists in 21 Serie A appearances. He has operated as a centre-forward, second striker and left-winger under Max Allegri, demonstrating his versatility in attack.

Chiesa is slowly getting back to his best once again and attracting interest from many top European clubs ahead of the summer transfer window. The 26-year-old’s deal at the Allianz Stadium expires in 2025, with Juventus hopeful of agreeing a new long-term contract. But it is understood he could be prepared to exit the Turin giants and start a new chapter elsewhere.

Amid the wide speculation, Newcastle United are reportedly showing an interest in signing Chiesa and teaming him up with fellow Italian international Sandro Tonali at St James’ Park next season. Juventus’ Serie A rivals AC Milan have previously admired the player, while Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich remain keen too.

Newcastle plotting ambitious swoop for Federico Chiesa

Given Federico Chiesa’s contract expires next year, Juventus have tabled two proposals in front of the player—sign a new long-term deal or get sold in the next transfer window. The Old Lady are open to selling the Italy star for a fee in the region of £30m as he has only 15 months left in his current deal.

Newcastle are unable to meet Juventus’ valuation of the player at the moment due to a crunch financial situation, but an overhaul of the squad is expected this summer which will ease those problems and allow Eddie Howe to retool his unit.

£30m for a player of Chiesa’s talent, age and pedigree would represent great value, but the Magpies could face a lot of competition from top European clubs for his signature. They need attackers who’d improve the quality of Howe’s squad, and Chiesa should be an upgrade on Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron, who attracted interest from Saudi Arabia in the winter transfer window.

It remains to be seen if the 26-year-old Italian international leaves Juventus or puts an end to all the speculation over his future by committing to a new contract at the Allianz Stadium.

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