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Serie A transfer market grades

Juventus (9/10)

In: Perin, Bonucci, Cancelo, E. Can, Spinazzola, Douglas Costa, C. Ronaldo, Moise Kean

Out: Caldara, Mandragora, Higuain, Favilli, Pjaca, Leali, Audero, Cerri, Asamoah, Lichsteiner, Sturaro, Buffon, Marchisio, Howedes

After this transfer window, Juventus have shown winning 7 Scudetti in a row isn’t enough. The real focus is now set on the Champions League and most of their acquisitions can show that, especially the loan swap to get Bonucci. Their brilliant acquisitions could also hide the fact they lost two of the best Stile Juveambassadors with the likes of Buffon and Marchisio, but the tifosiwon’t remember that if the Bianconeriwere to finally reach their European objective. It’s still interesting to point out Juve had mostly long-term plans since getting back in Serie A and this campaign seems more like a one or two-season shot. In Marotta and Paratici we trust?

Inter (8.5/10)

In: De Vrij, Asamoah, Vrsaljko, Nainggolan, Keita Baldé, Politano, L. Martinez

Out: Kondogbia, Santon, Zaniolo, Valietti, Bettella, Eder, Carraro, Odgaard, Puscas, Nagatomo, Biabiany, Bardi

This could be one of Piero Ausilio’s masterclasses. Even if the signing of a midfielder, especially after all these Modric rumors, would have been welcomed, acquiring so many good players, who already know the league (except for Lautaro), is a great job. The sporting director has also succeeded that while the club was on Financial Fair Play restrictions and has found a club for all the players who couldn’t be part of the first team anymore. “InterIsHere”?

Milan (8/10)

In: Reina, Caldara, Strinic, Bakayoko, Laxalt, Halilovic, Castillejo, Higuain

Out: Bonucci, Kalinic, Lapadula, Bacca, Locatelli, Gomez, Antonelli, A. Silva

There are two phases in Milan’s summer transfer window. One before Leonardo’s arrival, and one after. Once the Brazilian sporting director took position, Gattuso’s team got really improved signing what’s been missing the most last season, a great striker. The Bonucci – Caldara – Higuain swap could be one of the best deals of the summer and he’s not stop working since, also bringing one of the top Serie A wingbacks with Laxalt. It’s now up to Gattuso to get a good mix on the pitch but Leonardo’s work, under FFP restrictions, has been brilliant.

Napoli (7.5/10)

In: Ancelotti, Meret, Ospina, Karnezis, Malcuit, Fabian Ruiz, Younes, Verdi, Vinicius

Out: Sarri, Jorginho, Inglese, Tonelli, Reina, Rafael, Maggio, Ciciretti

While Juventus’ squad has considerably changed, Napoli have chosen to add a bit of depth and replace the players who left the club. The biggest change this season will be on their bench with Carlo Ancelotti filling Sarri’s former position. If big stars haven’t signed for the Partenopei, other than the ex-Real manager, president De Laurentiis was able to keep almost all of his important players refusing big offers, while Fabian Ruiz, and Hamsik playing as a regista,could be good options to replace their biggest loss, Jorginho.

Roma (7.5/10)

In: Olsen, Mirante, Fuzato, Marcano, Bianda, Santon, N’zonzi, Cristante, Pastore, Coric, Zaniolo, Kluivert

Out: Alisson, Nainggolan, Skorupski, Iturbe, Tumminello, Defrel, B. Peres, Castan, Gerson, Verde

Roma have lost key players this summer with Alisson and Nainggolan and have also signed a lot of young inexperienced players. The addition of confirmed players like the former Sevilla and PSG midfielders N’zonzi and Pastore will bring a bit of experience to Di Francesco’s squad while getting Florenzi to sign a contract extension is definitely one of their best moves this summer. Sassuolo’s former coach has also always been able to take the best out of his young players, Ünder being one of the last ones, and with all these high-potential youngsters, the mix could turn out really interesting.

Lazio (7/10)

In: Proto, Acerbi, Durmisi, Badelj, Berisha, Correa

Out: F. Anderson, Djordjevic, Marchetti, De Vrij, Nani

This summer, Lazio have done classic Lazio business under Igli Tare, their sporting director. His biggest success would still be Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile staying at the club, even if Lotito, Lazio’s president, has helped with his strong abilities in negotiating offers. The addition of Milan Badelj, who also was courted by Milan and Zenit, looks like a great signing. Their biggest loss would then be De Vrij, even if Acerbi could look like a good deal. If his squad stays healthy, Simone Inzaghi could have another great season with the Biancocelesti.

Atalanta (6.5/10)

In: Gollini, Varnier, Djimsiti, Bettella, Reca, Adnan, Pasalic, Valzania, Rigoni, Zapata, Tumminello

Out: Cristante, Paloschi, Petagna, Mattiello, Haas, Sportiello

Gasperini has said his team was lacking experience before Atalanta brought Rigoni and Adnan in. The thing is, la Deahas lost many players that were used to Gasp’s system and even if Zapata, Pasalic and Rigoni complete his squad, the coach will still have a lot of work with youngsters if he wants to keep playing at the last two years’ level. It will be interesting to see if the Nerazzurrican play their chances in three different competitions while having a few youngsters explode: Barrow could definitely be one of the most interesting to watch this season.

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