Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa has shared his belief that he could still make a big impact even if he was to play as a wing back in a 3-5-2 system.
“This year I have played more as a second striker as that is where the coach wants me to play, but I will play wherever he wants. Even in a hypothetical 3-5-2 I could help my team to the fullest,” the young winger revealed as part of an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia late last night.
“Under Sousa and Pioli I improved defensively because I played everywhere, including at right wing back.”
Chiesa is widely regarded as one of the best up and coming Italian talents and he has long been linked with a move to Inter, who currently play a 3-5-2 system.
Inter’s arch rivals Juventus are also reportedly keen on signing him and he has also drawn links to a number of other top clubs such as Premier League outfit Manchester United and reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain.
The 22-year-old, who is under contract with Fiorentina until 2022, has made 26 appearances across all competitions to date this season. In just over 2100 minutes on the field, Chiesa has scored seven goals and provided five assists for his Viola teammates.