Federico Chiesa has shone in the Fiorentina team ever since he made his debut, but this season, he has really hit another level, one which his own father will be extremely proud of.
Federico, the son of former Italy international, Enrico Chiesa, has managed to follow in his father's footsteps in becoming a regular for his nation, whilst also becoming a huge asset for Fiorentina. His father has a quite illustrious career, being the striker of that famous Parma side that won the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia double in 1998/99, whilst also shining with Fiorentina once their talisman, Gabriel Batistuta, left for AS Roma.
His son, whilst traditionally a winger, has also impressed when leading the attack, and this season, he has managed to notch up a respectable 12 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions. This may not be a staggering statistic, but for a player that is traditionally a winger, it is definitely impressive.
To make matters even better for Chiesa, at just the age of 21, he is currently the vice-captain of Fiorentina, something that not even his father managed to get. This season, he has managed to lead the side on through example, with the club reaching the Coppa Italia semi-finals, with a second-leg against Atalanta coming up next month.
Chiesa is set to become the final piece in what is a new, young and vibrant attack for Italy, with the likes of Moise Kean, Federico Bernardeschi, and Chiesa himself, all seemingly ready to revamp the Italian attack once and for all. Roberto Mancini, Italy's head coach, played with and also managed Enrico Chiesa, whilst he was playing with Sampdoria and managing Fiorentina, so he has plenty of experience when it comes to the Chiesa family.
Whilst he has often pledged his loyalty to the club, there has been lots of interest from Italian, and foreign clubs. Juventus, the Serie A dominant leaders, are looking to keep Chiesa in his homeland, yet are keen on bringing him to Turin. This would bring memories of how Juventus bought Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina during the summer of 2017, where the fee at the time was £34 million, but this time, the fee is set to be much higher. Chiesa's current valuation is set to be around £51 million to £60 million, yet it may be even higher than that.
Several reports have also linked him with a move to Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Real Madrid, as lots of top clubs are seeking to secure his signature.
Whilst he will be motivated by his father to stay at Fiorentina, the club that he himself shined the most for, Federico Chiesa might find a move to top-level club too luxurious to resist.