According to a lot of (completely unsubstantiated) reports, Federico Chiesa is ready to stay at Fiorentina for awhile longer so long as he receives a pay raise. The Viola winger and sometimes captain wants a raise to €5 million-ish per season, which would represent a tripling of his current earnings.
While that is, as numerous readers have pointed out, approaching Mario Gómez money, it’s also a very different sort of investment. For one thing, Fede is still just 21 and years away from hitting his prime. He’s got a proven record in Serie A despite his tender age. And, perhaps most importantly, he’s got a serious emotional attachment to Florence.
We’ve also heard rumors about Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and West Ham United (lol) planning approaches for him this summer, especially if the Viola finish outside the European places. Considering that Fede is the best player wearing purple every time he touches the pitch—often by orders of magnitude—and is the perfect player to build around for the next few seasons, it behooves Pantaleo Corvino and the Della Valle brothers to get his contract extended stat, even if it includes breaking any established pay scale; Chiesa is worth it.
So how much, then, should Fiorentina offer Chiesa at the bargaining table for his next extension?
This poll is closed
As many euros as there are stars in the sky and sand on the seashore.
Well, Diego Della Valle’s net worth is listed at about €1.25 billion, so let’s start with that.
All of them. All the monies.
Consider this your weekend thread for conversations about whatever comes to mind. See y'all around.