Marotta, Inter and the infinite challenge against Juve: work is being done to start negotiation for Chiesa in 2020
A new door has opened and it leads straight to Chiesa. Inter are back in the race for the Fiorentina winger whose transfer to Juventus has not materialized. The Nerazzurri are doing so with force, setting the stage for an operation that can bring Federico Chiesa to Milan for the 2020-2021 season. And so there is going to be another “market war” with Juventus thanks to new Viola owner blocking the sale this summer.
The Nerazzurri have been scouting Chiesa for some time. First it was Ausilio making move with the previous Fiorentina ownership at the end of the 2017-2018 season, showing interest in sitting at a negotiating table if they were ready to sell their star player. In September, before Inter-Fiorentina, the same director’s appreciation for the Italian forward was publicly announced: “When I see him, I always say to myself that they are lucky.”
Inter then took a step back when it was clear that Federico and his father had chosen Juventus. But the lack of an agreement is now playing in the favor of Inter. Marotta will count on the excellent relationship with the new Viola ownership which had to resist the moves of Juventus this summer and manage the bad mood of the Italian star. The Inter CEO will also try to exploit the disappointment of Federico himself who expected Juve to move earlier and with more force to bring him to Turin.
In the coming months, Marotta will work with father Enrico to present him the fact that his son will have a central role in the future of Inter by counting on the Conte factor and perhaps on the new status of the team as a Scudetto contender. The foundation for a real negotiation in 2020 is being worked on by the former Juventus executive.
Commisso would like to build Fiorentina around Chiesa but the player wants to showcase his talent on the big stage of the Champions League. The player’s valuation is around €70M and his performances of this year will have to validate the price tag.