Federico Chiesa turned down an approach from Liverpool before joining Juventus, as per claims from Italy.
The Serie A side took the winger on a two-year loan deal from Fiorentina in 2020. The agreement includes the Old Lady having an obligation to make his stay permanent at the end of this season.
Liverpool were keen on signing the 23-year-old and these claims are made by journalist Gianluca Di Marzio to Sky Italia, relayed by Tutto Juve.
According to Di Marzio, the Reds arrived early to convince the Italy international to make a switch to Anfield. However, he rejected the Merseyside club since he had his heart set on joining Juventus.
“One of the first teams that had asked Fiorentina for Chiesa was Liverpool. But Chiesa said: ‘No, I don’t want to go to the Premier League because I want to stay in Italy’,” Di Marzio was quoted as saying.
“He had already promised himself to Juve for a while. Liverpool always arrive early for certain players. They had already arrived for Chiesa, but both Federico and his father said no to the Premier League at that moment. But he would be a player with the ideal characteristics for the Premier League.”
Despite the past failures, Jürgen Klopp’s side still continue to be named as a potential candidate to take the Italy international.
Calciomercato.it have a report on the player, titled ‘all crazy for Chiesa’ and Liverpool are tagged within the report. It’s said Juve want to retain their star despite interest from the English club and other top European sides.