3 Players who can get a move to the Serie A this summer
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3 Players who can get a move to the Serie A this summer

01/06/24 15:32

The transfer window is yet to officially open its doors but rumours and negotiations are underway between clubs to make moves this summer.

The Serie A has emerged as a potentially successful league to play in the last few seasons and their achievement in building considerable forces in Europe have earned them an extra Champions League spot next campaign.

It has been an upward trend for the Italian top division, which has seen three different Scudetto champions since Juventus’ domination came to an end in 2020-21.

Despite its competitive nature, the league struggles with marketability, stadium development and revenue. However, these hindrances have not stopped the clubs from creating one of the best stars on the planet in previous years.

We have always witnessed stars leaving Italy for other European clubs but this summer, the narrative could change.

In this article, we probe three players who could get a transfer to the Serie A and write a new chapter in the pages of Italian football.

Douglas Luiz

Product of the Vasca Da Gama academy in Rio De Janeiro and then becoming a regular for Aston Villa after transferring from LaLiga side Girona, Douglas Luiz is a name to watch out for this summer as he has offered to Juventus recently.

The Bianconeri have a host of shrewd operatives in their player acquisition department, headed by Sporting Director Cristiano Giuntoli, who is looking for economical transfers this summer.

Juve are awaiting to resolve the Adrien Rabiot situation as he is expected to leave for Manchester United after a long dilemma with his contract. The club will offload a few other players to make space for new faces.

The Brazilian is reportedly interested in having a new experience in the Serie A and likes coach Thiago Motta, who has already proven his capability to churn out the best from his squad last season with Bologna.

Cesare Casadei

Cesare Casadei’s stay at Leicester ended early last season when he was recalled by Mauricio Pochettino back to Chelsea cutting short the loan program. It is unlikely for the 21-year-old to move on a permanent transfer to an Italian club but a season-long loan deal cannot be ruled out.

Casadei has highlighted before how his loan spells with The Foxes and at Reading helped him build his character and professionalism on the pitch. He is willing to play, get more game time and certainly will accept a proposal in his home country.

Chelsea’s new manager Enzo Maresca is yet to make a call on the Italian youngster and there are huge chances of him playing a much more influential role next season.

However, a number of Serie A clubs are keeping an eye on his situation and he might be a good fit for clubs like Bologna, Napoli, Milan and Lazio.

Romelu Lukaku

The talk of the town for quite some time now - Romelu Lukaku and where will he end up.

After playing out a top loan season with Roma, he is looking to materialise a permanent stay in the Serie A as he had the best days of his career there. 21 goals and four assists last season were enough for him to prove his doubters wrong, who counted him out of the list of lethal attackers following a disappointing episode with Chelsea.

Napoli were in negotiations with the Stamford Bridge dwellers but talks fell off when they could not reach an agreement over a potential Romelu Lukaku-Victor Osimhen swap deal. Despite the fallout, the Partenopei are expected to continue their press and settle on a transfer fee for the Belgian forward.

Milan and Roma are the other two clubs who require the profile of Lukaku in their respective teams. They have the necessary funds to complete his transfer without going for a loan deal as the player will cooperate on salary.

The Rossoneri are in desperate want of a striker after Olivier Giroud’s tenure came to an end. They were struggling in the attacking department this past campaign too when they had a number of creators like Christian Pulisic, Rafael Leao and Ruben Loftus-Cheek but fell short in finishing those chances.

As for the Giallorossi, they have experienced a taste of the punch of the 31-year-old. Daniele De Rossi will look to take Roma to new heights and will need to integrate an in-form proven striker in his ranks to achieve some silverware at the end of the new season.

Benji Kosartiyer
Journalist
Trambak Bhattacherjee

Writer

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