Manchester United could have just received a huge boost if they were planning on following up their reported interest in Federico Bernadeschi. The Italian winger is considered an alternative if a move for Ivan Perisic falls through, and their interest could have just been upped…
Italian media outlet Football Italia are stating that the 23-year-old has told his current club Fiorentina that he wants to leave. They are claiming that his agent, Beppe Bozzo, has told Sporting Director Pantaleo Corvino of his client’s desire to leave.
“Bozzo told us that Bernardeschi has no intention of renewing his contract, despite a very important proposal on the table. He wants to leave,” said Corvino, as per Football Italia.
“Juventus? Federico is part of Italian football heritage and we have the privilege of his presence. We’ll see what to do…”
It seems like Juventus are the current frontrunners to sign the brilliant left-winger, but this latest piece of news could certainly catch the interest of other clubs.
You’d imagine that Fiorentina’s desire would be to sell the player to an overseas club so they cannot be directly hurt by Bernadeschi season-in-season-out, and perhaps a move to England could be much more lucrative for them.
If United’s interest is indeed genuine, then I would expect them to pounce after this news has surfaced. He’s a player that I’ve not watched an awful lot of, but he has bags of pace, excellent dribbling ability and a wand of a left-foot. Due to the fact he is much younger than Perisic, then this man may well be the way to go.
Now, it’s up to Edward Woodward to give Fiorentina a call and see if they are willing to negotiate. If that’s the case, I’d be throwing a bid in, because as the report above suggests, Mourinho seems to be keen.