Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso discussed Inter targets Federico Chiesa and Gaetano Castrovilli in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Chiesa? As we Americans say, the grass is always greener on the other side. Federico knows what Fiorentina is, who I am and our fans and where we want to go. Going elsewhere would be a risk for him.”
He discussed whether Chiesa will stay with the club or leave in the upcoming summer transfer window.
“Chiesa must decide, and as I said, if he wants to leave, I’ll settle as long as the figure is right. How much is Lautaro’s release clause? €111 million? Well, I could take a million off Chiesa. No, I’m kidding. As long as the amount is right.”
Commisso revealed that he wouldn’t block Chiesa’s move to rivals Juventus.
“I’m thinking for the good of Fiorentina. If Chiesa wants to go, our priority will be to get the right financial compensation. There are no vetoes for some teams. But right now, I have a splendid relationship with Federico and his father. There is a positive climate that should not be altered.”
Finally, Commisso spoke about how Castrovilli wants to stay with the club.
“I liked this guy from day one. He’s phenomenal, he’s always smiling. I like that our talents give us credit. They give credit to me, Baron, Pradè, Iachini, Ferrari, Antognoni, Dainelli, a whole working group.”
Both Inter and Juventus are incredibly keen to sign the 22-year-old Chiesa, who is contracted to the Viola until 2022. The player has been heavily linked to both clubs and it seems unlikely that he will remain in Florence for next season.
This season, Chiesa has made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2117 minutes. In that time, he has scored seven goals and provided five assists.
Castrovilli has also impressed for Fiorentina this season and signed a new contract with the club before Christmas, tying him to the side until 2024.