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Fiorentina reject Napoli’s approach for Chiesa

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Federico is here to stay... for now at least

ACF Fiorentina v Genoa CFC - Serie A
Some good news at last
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After so many disappointing departures, we’re due some good news, Federico is here to stay and the club sees him as the future of the club.

With the likes of Federico Bernardeschi, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Borja Valero gone as well as Vecino and Kalinic sure to follow out of the exit door. Fiorentina have set a €40 million price tag on Chiesa’s head to warn off Napoli, as the club want to keep their now most prized asset.

Chiesa has suddenly gone from young prospect to key player and has almost taken over from Bernardeschi as the local hero. He was the face of the recent kit launch he has not only brilliant potential combined with his talent he already possesses.

Fiorentina fans have been betrayed by their icons, as well as disillusioned from the club itself. Bernardeschi’s transfer summed this up perfectly. Raised in Tuscany a Fiorentina Fan, he was a symbol of the club. If you ask any fans of football clubs they want local talent in the team and when you have a player of the ability of Bernardeschi it was the perfect combination. Until, he decided to join Juventus of all clubs, which is a very familiar story of controversy. Recently he has asked people not to compare himself to Baggio who also infamously left to join rivals, Juve.

Chiesa has now taken over the mantle from Bernardeschi as the fan favorite. It is vital that he stays in Florence as the club plans for the time ahead. They see him as one of the pillars the club and its future . With all this being said it’s important that there's not too much pressure on Chiesa who is still in the end a teenager albeit a very gifted one.

Chiesa had a brilliant breakout season in Serie A last season scoring 3 goals and creating 3 more. Its his form potential that saw him called up to the u21 national team and the full Azzurri national side this summer.

One of Chiesa’s most notable attributes is his energy along with his work ethic, it's infectious. Also, it's a testament to his potential that such a high price tag has been set to warn off the likes of Napoli. To go with his talent the sky's the limit for the youngster and hopefully, it'll be for the foreseeable future in Florence. Although, you just can't get your hopes up anymore with the ridiculousness of transfers these days.