Yes, Christian Pulisic never lived up to his €70 million price tag at Chelsea. And yes, his most recent campaign was abysmal, being thrown into chaos by inconsistent form and injuries. However, his arrival injects much-needed creativity into Stefano Pioli's system. For this and many other reasons, this deal is a lifeline for Milan and should transform the Rossoneri into title contenders.
Sandro Tonali, one of Milan's most significant captures in recent memory, is departing for England after just three seasons with the Rossoneri. Newcastle needed a midfielder for its upcoming Champions League campaign and selected the Rossoneri mainstay. While the departure leaves a gaping hole in Pioli's midfield, things actually may not be as dire as they seem.
Roger Schmidt's men pulled two back to secure a 3-3 draw on the night, but the home side advanced with a 5-3 score on aggregate. So here are our player ratings for Inter who will meet their crosstown rivals Milan in the Champions League semi-finals after overcoming Benfica.
André Zambo Anguissa was brought in by Napoli to replace the departed Tiémoué Bakayoko. They have an option to buy the former Fulham midfielder for €15 million once the loan period expires. In this analysis, we take a closer look at Napoli’s latest signing and discuss his strengths and weaknesses.
Inter found a replacement for the departed Achraf Hakimi in the form of 25-year-old Dutch wing-back Denzel Dumfries, who has joined the reigning Serie A champions on a 5-year deal. The transfer fee is said to be around €14 million, including add-ons.
Kaio Jorge comes from the famous Santos football academy, which has produced the likes of Pelé, Neymar and Robinho, and is undoubtedly the one to keep an eye on in the coming years. We took a closer look at Juventus’ new signing and discussed whether he is a good fit for the Bianconeri.
New to the list of great Italian defenders in the making is Inter left-sided Federico Dimarco who did very well in the Nerazzurri's first summer outing against Lugano on Saturday. Although a left-back by nature, the 23-year-old Italian has been an integral part of Verona's back three system the past season.
Sassuolo provide a suitable environment for skillful and dynamic attacking players to flourish. One such player who benefits from his team’s model of play is 26-year-old winger Domenico Berardi, who has by now won a starting spot among the Azzurri and could be Italy's secret weapon at Euro 2020.
Replacing the outgoing Gianluigi Donnarumma was one of the priorities of Milan’s technical director Paolo Maldini; therefore, we analyzed the Rossoneri’s latest signing and discussed whether Frenchman Mike Maignan is good enough to fill Donnarumma’s gloves.
One of the Italian talents proving himself in the center-forward position is Spezia’s youngster Roberto Piccoli. The 20-year-old is currently playing his first season with the Aquilotti. Although he is yet to fully cement his place in the starting XI, Piccoli has the potential to establish himself as one of Serie A’s most potent strikers.
Sassuolo’s talent Manuel Locatelli is a player who truly fits the criteria of the modern day central midfielder suited to possession football. His impressive performances in Serie A have put the young Italian on the radar as a potential midfield sensation for years to come, as a well as a key piece in the Azzurri's lineup.
Another successful product of the Partizan Belgrade academy, 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina has taken a big step forward this Serie A season, establishing himself as one of the most promising talents in the Italian top flight and likely a sought-after player in the upcoming transfer market session.