The winds of change are finally starting to blow in Serie A. This summer has seen a series of high-profile exits coincide with some exciting new arrivals, has meant that fans are waiting for the new season to kick off.
Whilst the young duo of Mauro Icardi and Riccardo Saponara will be hoping to provide an immediate boost for Inter Milan and A.C Milan, after an impressive break-out season last year, there are bigger fish in Serie A this time around.
So let us look at the three new arrivals from outside Italy, who look set to set the stage on fire.
Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid to Napoli
Whilst it looked as though, Higuain had packed his bags for North London, in a late twist, he ended up going to Naples, in a move which marks the epoch of the Benitez era.
There are few better goal scorers in Europe at the moment and the fact that Napoli have managed to lure him away from the Bernabeu is definitely a good sign for Serie A.
Higuain’s goalscoring record is one of the best in Europe, having scored almost 100 league goals in the last five La Liga Seasons.
His clinical finishing is sure to complement a lethal attack, which already includes the likes of Marek Hamsik, Goran Pandev, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens. If he keeps up his impressive form then Napoli fans won’t even notice the fact that Edinson Cavani has gone.
Kevin Strootman, PSV to AS Roma
A lot of noise was made about how Manchester United are going to solve their central midfield problems by signing the young Dutchman.
Instead, Strootman ended up going to the eternal city, where he is sure to relish the prospect of playing alongside Daniele De Rossi and Michael Bradley, in a midfield that is sure to be tough to take on.
His ability to both tackle and take care of the ball in equal measure, is a quality that will surely not go unnoticed amidst the Giallorossi.
At just 23 years of age the Dutchman has the world at his feet and under the tutelage of De Rossi, expect the youngster to continue his development into one of the most complete midfielders in Europe.
Mario Gomez, Bayern Munich to Fiorentina
La Viola, shocked the entire footballing faithful when they landed the gifted German international Mario Gomez from Bayern, beating a host of other clubs who were queuing up for his signature.
The striker arrives in Florence as a treble winner, into one of the most technically gifted and creative squads in Europe. With Giuseppe Rossi, Joaquin and Adem Ljajić behind him, the 28-year-old is a sure shot candidate for Capocannoniere (top goalscorer) this year.
His predatory instinct coupled with the creativity of Montella's midfield mean that the attacking options for La Viola are even better than last year and they will hoping that Gomez's goals secure their first title in over 40 years.
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