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Federico Chiesa is on the target of Barcelona keen on acquiring

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Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly keen on signing Italian winger Federico Chiesa from Serie A side Juventus. The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for both club and country in recent times, attracting interest from several top European clubs.

Chiesa joined Juventus on loan from Fiorentina in 2020, before making the move permanent in the following summer. He has since become a key player for the Bianconeri, scoring 9 goals and providing 10 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions this season.

His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Barcelona reportedly eyeing him as a potential replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who has struggled with injuries during his time at the Camp Nou. Chiesa’s versatility, pace, and direct style of play make him an ideal fit for Barcelona’s attacking system.

However, Juventus are unlikely to let their star player go without a fight. The Turin-based club reportedly values Chiesa at around €70 million, which could prove to be a stumbling block for Barcelona, who are facing financial difficulties.

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Will Federico Chiesa part of Barcelona team

Barcelona’s finances have hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The club is currently saddle with a huge debt of over €1 billion. The Catalan giants have forced to make cuts in their wage bill and transfer spending in recent years. A move for Chiesa could be a risky proposition.

Nevertheless, Barcelona have shown a willingness to spend big on young and talented players in recent times. The likes of Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, and Ansu Fati joining the club in recent transfer windows. Chiesa could be the next young star to make the move to the Camp Nou. If Barcelona can find a way to finance the deal.

Chiesa’s potential arrival at Barcelona would add more firepower to an already impressive attack, which includes . The Italian’s pace and directness would provide a new dimension to the team’s attacking play. Allowing them to break down stubborn defences more easily.

However, there are also concerns about Chiesa’s ability to adapt to a new league and a new country. The winger has spent his entire career in Italy so far, and a move to Spain could prove to be a daunting challenge. It remains to be whether he can replicate his impressive performances in Serie A on the bigger stage of La Liga.

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