After several rumors over the weekend indicating that the Tuscan player stalling his contract extension with the club from Fiorentina, newer reports suggest that the English clubs are already willing to dip their beak in the transfer market for him.
According to the Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla, the 23-year-old has been put into a battle between the two clubs with the starting bids at £30 million.
It was under Antonio Conte that the talismanic forward had earned his debut first-team spot with the Italian National Team.With a proper read of his talents, Conte believes that Bernardeschi is worth the fight.
After Federico’s decision to stall his contract extension and a rejection of the £2m-a-year offer, according to Alfredo Pedulla, La Viola are willing to let the player go, and would not stand in the way of any prospective deals.
Only 23, the young forward started his senior career at Fiorentina back in 2013. Immediately sent on loan to Crotone in Serie B, he proved his worth by giving valuable contributions to his side. This caught the eyes of the Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella.
By 2014, he was playing for the first team at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Ever since then, the player has improved by heaps, and has gained a reputation for his through balls and dribbling, quite a sight for sore eyes. His ability to play on either side of the pitch as well as the center shows his ability to morph to situations.
This season alone, he has started in 34 games for his club, scoring 14 goals and assisting 5 of them in the process. He also has 7 starts for the national side to his name.
Apart from the Premier League sides, interest is also visible right inside Serie A itself. Inter Milan and Juventus are both keenly reading the situation as it unfolds, placing a bid of £30m each for the player themselves. While the move may not be impending right now, it’s a development all clubs involved would be interested in going through.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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