On the heels of one of the most unusual campaigns ever, Serie A is about to kick-start a brand new 2020-2021 season. But who will be the top protagonists on the field that the audience must keep an eye on? Although all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, who remains the ultimate star of Serie A, here are the top 10 other players who are tipped to shine brightly during the season.
Alessandro Florenzi’s second goodbye to Roma took place yesterday early morning as the Azzurri player left Rome to sign a loan deal with Paris Saint-Germain. After coming back from a six-month loan spell at Valencia, Florenzi left once again the club of his hometown and there is reason to believe that this time his separation from Roma will be permanent.
We welcome to you The Cult Of Calcio's latest edition of the Transfer Market Roundup, where we sum up all the calciomercato news in one article, including every Serie A team for the 2020-2021 season. So fasten your seatbelts and enjoy a unique ride all around the Italian Peninsula. Once again, we must start our tour with the possible transfer of Luis Suarez to Juventus.
As they look for a new number 9 to reinforce their forward line, Juventus are busy enticing Luis Suarez away from the Camp Nou. However, there seems to be a difference on the financial terms separating the Uruguayan and the Old Lady. This is why Juventus are looking at other options while Suarez also takes out time to evaluate the offers on his table.
Lucas Paquetá has been outcasted by Stefano Pioli, and now Lyon are showing an interest in the midfielder. But would Milan be foolish to let him go? The Brazilian arrived in Milan two years ago now. Joining from Flamengo, his arrivals excited a lot of fans, but two seasons on, and it looks as though the 23-year-old could be about to find a new home.
As it turns out, Gennaro Gattuso was the childhood idol of Sandro Tonali as the by-now-former Brescia playmaker started to make his way into the world of football. And now that Tonali is officially a Milan player he will inherit the iconic number 8 jersey of Gattuso. The fun thing is, Tonali called the current Napoli coach and asked him for his permission to do so.
Atalanta secured the services of Aleksey Miranchuk from Lokomotiv Moscow, adding the attacking midfielder to reduce reliance on Alejandro Gomez. El Papu is an ever-present figure for La Dea. He is the gear that keeps Gasperini’s mechanics ticking. The pint-sized Argentine has not had time for a break and it showed as the 2019-20 season came to a close.
Milan recently completed the signing of Brahim Diaz on loan from Real Madrid. His arrival at San Siro represents something of a coup for the Italians who seem eager to build on the form they showcased in the latter stages of the 2019-20 campaign. The 21-year-old is now at a stage of his career where regular football is going to be a crucial part of his development.
All things going well, Arturo Vidal is expected to be an Inter player this week and be reunited with his former coach Antonio Conte. As per Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, the Chilean midfielder could even be in Milan today or tomorrow to complete his move. But why exactly did Conte go all out for a player whose peak years seem to be past him?
It was rather surprising to see Juventus seal a move for USA international Weston McKennie. The young midfielder arrives in Turin as one of the brightest young talents in American football – pardon, soccer. The loan spell at Juventus might not result in McKennie playing regularly but it would prove to be a great learning curve and help define better his true role.
Saint-Etienne's Denis Bouanga is a wanted man. Up to five clubs have been touted with an interest in him this summer, but who's leading the race? All of Milan, Atalanta, and Roma have been linked with the Gabon international. Milan and Roma were the only Serie A outfits at first, but now Atalanta have been touted with an interest, and they might just win this one.
Welcome to a new edition of our Transfer Market Roundup, where we keep you updated with all the news of the Italian calciomercato. Luis Suarez's possible move to Juventus remains the biggest transfer market news in the peninsula, but the mega sale of Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City is also said to be close to be completed.