Juventus Secure Federico Chiesa on Deadline Day After Douglas Costa Exit

Federico Chiesa

Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus have secured the signing of Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina on loan with an obligation to buy.

The late last-minute transfer business from Juventus comes after winger Douglas Costa earlier moved back to Germany to re-join European champions Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season.

Juventus Sign Federico Chiesa From Fiorentina

 

Complex Deal

The Italy international’s loan is a complicated deal, according to Fabrizio Romano. A €2 million loan fee is to be paid for the first year, climbing to €8 million in the second year before the Old Lady are obligated to buy the right-winger for €50 million. Another stipulation for the contract is that the young winger must find an agreement to extend his current contract at parent club Fiorentina before or during his time at Juventus. It is expected to match what contract Juventus are set to pay the winger.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, there are certain obligations to this complex deal for the Italian international:

  • Juventus to finish in the top four
  • Chiesa plays in 60% or more games but the player must be on the pitch for at least 30 minutes
  • Or the achievement of ten goals and ten assists
  • Plus another €10 million in bonuses

Merry-Go-Round

This deal has also allowed a circle to be completed as Jose Callejon joins, replacing the out-going 22-year old winger. Free agent Callejon ended a seven-year association with Napoli and was Fiorentina’s number one target to replace Chiesa.

Juventus have continued to offload players in this window, with Gonzalo Higuain joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami earlier in the window and signing Alvaro Morata to replace his former Real Madrid teammate. Daniele Rugani and Mattia De Sciglio have moved to Rennes and Lyon respectively, freeing up some space and money.

Earlier in the window, Premier League giants Manchester United had an audacious loan bid rejected by Fiorentina as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side explored alternatives to Jadon Sancho.

 

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