As the Italian league looks to commence during this weekend, there have been many departures of star players like Edison Cavani but many superstars have also arrived. Although it has lost a UEFA Champions League spot, Serie A is still able to attract top quality players.
Here, we look to mention the top stars that are coming into Italy, which means no local transfers will be mentioned.
5. Gervinho, £8 Million (from Arsenal to AS Roma)
While at Arsenal, the Ivorian winger failed to produce all the potential that he showed as he led Lille to a French domestic league title. Perhaps the pacey winger was simply not suited to the pace and physicality of the Premier League. Now, he has the opportunity to revive his career in a league that has been on the decline since the Calciopoli scandal but could now be part of a surge of stars that can help restore it.
4. Kevin Strootman, £15 million (from PSV Eindhoven to AS Roma)
The Dutch maverick was actually a top transfer target for many top European clubs but it was the Rome club that secured his transfer. At 23, he has 19 appearances and two goals for the Netherlands national team and was also captain of the U21s during the summer. He is a modern midfielder, good on the ball and can tackle very well. In addition, his physical build and height make him very adequate for most midfields in the world.
3. Mario Gomez, £13 million (from Bayern Munich to Fiorentina)
The massive German international mainly featured on the bench for the European champions last season and was heavily tipped to move on this summer. After bagging 113 goals in 174 appearances for Bayern, Gomez is a pure world-class goal scorer and was available for an extremely cheap price. The Florence team truly achieved a coup by securing the services of the German hitman and their fans reaction displayed their joy.
2. Carlos Tevez, £10 million (from Manchester City to Juventus)
Another bargain secured by a top Serie A team was the purchase of the powerful Argentine from Man City. Despite having an infamous reputation for being a troublesome player, the Italian champions jumped at the opportunity to secure Tevez's services because of his sheer talent. After scoring his first goal during the Supercup against Lazio this weekend, he looks like a real gem for the reigning domestic champions.
1. Gonzalo Higuain, £32 million (from Real Madrid to Napoli)
At one point it looked certain that the Argentine would join Arsenal in the Premier League but eventually Napoli were able to offer a much bigger fee than the North London club. As a result, they currently have a deadly striker who has 107 goals in 190 league appearances for Los Blancos. Overall, with his price tag and quality, he looks to be the biggest and best debutant the fans will look forward to seeing this weekend.
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