9. Emanuele Giaccherini
The 28-year-old Italian winger is ready to inject life back to Sunderland after their narrow escape from relegation last year.
One of the hidden gems of Italy, he represented the national team in Confederation Cup 2013 in Brazil.
Regarded as one of the very best by his new boss Paolo di Canio, he moved to the Black Cats on a four-year deal from Italian champions Juventus.