Serie A Transfers: Top 10 so Far
Serie A transfers have been moving steadily since the window opened on July 1. The top dogs continue to strengthen their squads, while mid-table teams are making shrewd loan moves and securing capable players from relegated teams. What have been the top 10 Serie A transfers so far?
Serie A Transfers: Top 10 so Far
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10. Riccardo Orsolini, Juventus to Bologna for €13.5 million. The Italian winger was once considered one of the brightest young Italian talents. Although Orsolini has not lived up to his potential thus far, this is a great move for a mid-table team like Bologna. Last season Orsolini contributed to eight goals and five assists. He’s an electric dribbler with a knack for cutting in and having no fear in taking long shots. If Orsolini continues to develop then Bologna will definitely make a profit off a future sale.
9. Luca Pellegrini, Roma to Juventus for €22 million. The young Italian left-back finds himself in a perfect situation to develop at Juventus. He showed flashes of brilliance while at Roma but, at this point, he may have been counted on to do too much with an aging Aleksander Kolarov. Instead, he finds himself positioned behind an elite left-back in Alex Sandro. Pellegrini just turned 20 a few months ago and has what it takes to become Italy’s featured left back of the future.
8. Amadou Diawara, Napoli to Roma for €18.9 million. The Guinean international looked to be a future star just a couple years ago at Napoli. Former manager Maurizio Sarri stunted his growth with limited play time, and because of this he was not utilized often under Carlo Ancelotti last season. Although Roma has developed a reputation for selling their stars, this is because they have the ability to develop young players into studs. With the departure of Daniele De Rossi, Diawara will find plenty of playing time at the Stadio Olimpico. This move has the potential to be one of the better Serie A transfers of this window.
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7. Nicolo Barella, Cagliari to Inter Milan on loan with an obligation to buy. Barella has the tools to become an elite midfielder, but it’s still early. This move can become one of the better Serie A transfers, but for now there are question marks surrounding the deal that can potentially cost up to €50 million. The 22-year-old has been a consistent Serie A starter for a couple of years now and is fantastic in regaining position and winning duels. Barella looks to be an ideal player in manager Antonio Conte’s system.
6. Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal to Juventus for free. Securing Ramsey for free was a great move for Juventus. The only thing holding this deal back as one of the better Serie A transfers is Ramsey’s high wages. The 28-year-old Welsh international starred for Arsenal often, but it remains to be seen if he can start for a side with ambitions of Champions League glory. Juventus was held back last year due to the weakest midfield paired with Cristiano Ronaldo in years, so Juventus is banking on Ramsey to change this.
5. Theo Hernandez, Real Madrid to AC Milan for €18 million. The Spanish left-back will feature regularly and makes Ricardo Rodriguez expendable. Rodriguez has been consistently average at Milan, and new manager Marco Giampaolo calls for high-motored left backs. For this reason, even if Rodriguez is not sold, Hernandez is likely to start. Although Hernandez hardly featured for Los Blancos, he had successful loan spells at Alavés and Real Sociedad. An entire summer under Giampaolo should have Hernandez ready as one of the better left backs in Italy.