SM: Rating the mercato business of Serie A clubs

By Vito Angele -

Another transfer market session has ended, the second one I have spent working for SempreMilan.com. More than 300 million euros have been spent, about double compared to last January. Many teams have strengthened. Some to fight for the Scudetto, like Inter, and some to guarantee Serie A survival, from Spal to Genoa.

Inter Milan (9) – They added more than 200 goals to their team, signing Moses, Young and above all Eriksen. Conte’s Inter is preparing for an important second half of the season, having signed one of the three strongest midfielders in the Premier League, who has been breaking records in England. Not only that but the Nerazzurri also collected about 38 million from the sales of Gabigol and Politano. A masterclass of a transfer window.

AC Milan (8) – One name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Since he arrived, Milan have secured one draw and five victories between the league and the Coppa Italia. This is enough for a rating of 8/10. Milan took the most decisive player on the market. The Kjaer operation is also good and if Saelemaekers proves to be a good player…Maybe another element could have been added in the midfield but 50 million euros will probably come from the sales of Piatek and Suso. Not bad for two players who spend the last few games on the bench. Too bad only for the Caldara operation. The scent of Europe.

Fiorentina (7) – Commisso has invested a lot. Cutrone and Duncan will definitely help out right away but the Kouame and Amrabat operations are worth the podium for a great future. A rosy future.

Napoli, Spal and Genoa (6.5) – Napoli to not miss the train to Europe. Spal and Genoa to survive in Serie A. De Laurentiis has invested a lot, maybe even well with the arrivals of Demme and Lobotka but it is hard to see players like Politano and Petagna (in June) being game-changers in title races.

Spal and Genoa have spared no expense. Semplici’s team signed Castro and Bonifazi for 12 million euros. The arrivals of Zukanovic, sabo and Cerri can also make a difference. The only negative note is the departure of Kurtic. The sale of Petagna to Napoli is questionable, albeit from June. Many purchases also for Genoa: from Masiello to Iago Falque, up to Destro and the return of Perin. Revolution.

–  Lazio, Bologna, Torino, Atalanta, Udinese, Verona, Sassuolo and Cagliari have changed little which means that they made little mistakes in August.

Juventus (5.5) – Almost sufficient for Juve. Emre Can came out which made the club earn nearly 30 million euros and Kulusevski was secured for June. Not bad but maybe something more could have been done, especially in the midfield. Not convincing.

Brescia (4) – Only Bjarnason cannot be enough for salvation. At this point, it gets very hard for Corini’s team. Also because the others have all strengthened. Bad.

Lecce (N/A) – I cannot rate the team saw me born. I was born in this beautiful province and I hope for everyone that Lecce will still be in Serie A next year. But it will be tough. Certainly, the purchases of Barak and Saponara are hopeful: two players who have already shown they can make a difference in Serie A. But they will have to find each other immediately and it won’t be easy. Also, the arrival of Deiola was promising but something more had to be done in the defence where only Paz cannot improve a department that has lately conceded too many goals.

Parma (3) – What are you doing? The Gervinho case was handled very poorly and Parma are about to lose their best player. It is true that the former Arsenal man has gone mad and no longer showed up for training to push for the transfer but the situation had to be understood earlier and managed better. The purchases of Radu, Kurtic and Caprari cannot replace the loss of their star. Confusion.

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