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Top 10 serie a signings

valdanito2010-05-04 00:22:56 +0000 #1
0) Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona to Milan) – The versatile full back had two rather mixed seasons in Spain after joining Barcelona from Juventus in 2006, and many questioned whether, at the age of 31, he could ever reach the levels that once made him the best left back in the world. However, he has slotted in perfectly at San Siro, and has already become a key figure at the back.

9) Thiago Motta (Free Transfer to Genoa) – Eyebrows were raised when Genoa announced the signing of the injury-prone Brazilian midfielder on a free transfer. Ex-Barcelona and Atletico Madrid man Motta has barely played in recent seasons due to recurrent knee problems, but if he can stay fit, the early signs are that he will be a big hit in the port city.

8) Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille to Lazio) – Not too much was known about Swiss right back Lichtsteiner when he arrived at the Stadio Olimpico this summer, but the 25-year-old has already won the hearts and minds of the Lazio fans with his grit, determination, and never-say-die attitude.

7) Felipe Melo (Almeria to Fiorentina) – Without doubt has the potential to develop into one of Serie A’s most complete midfielders. Melo has been a real leader for the Viola in the middle-of-the-park, driving his side forward in Steven Gerrard-like fashion, and charging up the Stadio Franchi crowd at every opportunity. Full of confidence and personality.

6) Christian Maggio (Sampdoria to Napoli) – Pierpaolo Marino is widely regarded as the best transfer guru in Serie A, and he struck gold once again with the signing of Maggio. The 26-year-old is seemingly perfect for Napoli’s explosive, pass-and-move style of football, and he has already blessed the San Paolo with his regular trademark bursts down the right flank.

5) Ronaldinho (Barcelona to Milan) – Many cynics shrugged off Ronaldinho’s move to Milan as a commercial scam, but it seems they may soon be eating their words. The Brazilian is clearly not the same player he used to be, and he can no longer dribble past opponents, but in and around the edge of the box he is still a force. Five goals already, a number of these decisive, including the winner in the Milan derby - don’t write off Ronaldinho.

4) Alberto Gilardino (Milan to Fiorentina) – Anyone who frequently reads my debates will know that I am not the biggest Alberto Gilardino fan. He will never be world class, nor will he ever be a protagonist for Italy, but stick in him in a team just below the big-boys and he will guarantee you goals. This has been the case at Fiorentina where Gila has already found the net eight times in Serie A, as well as twice in the Champions League group stages. At €15m he represented a good deal for both the Viola and Milan.

3) Amauri (Palermo to Juventus) – Alessio Secco has become something of a laughing stock over the past couple of years following a long-line of disastrous signings. However, one player who has proved to be a success is Amauri. Admittedly Secco paid well over the odds for him at €15m plus Antonio Nocerino and Davide Lanzafame, but I’m sure this can be overlooked. The Brazilian-born striker has been a monster up-front, already bagging five goals in Serie A, as well as a crucial strike against Real Madrid in Europe. With David Trezeguet out injured, Amauri has linked up well with the ageless Alex Del Piero.

2) Diego Milito (Real Zaragoza to Genoa) – I really cannot speak highly enough of Milito, who at times is quite literally the perfect penalty box striker. Right foot, left foot, quick, brilliant with his head, Pippo Inzaghi-like movement and anticipation – it is no surprise that Il Principe is the top-scorer in Serie A with nine goals from just 10 games. An absolutely prolific goal machine, the decision by Genoa to bring him back for a second spell at the Stadio Ferraris was inspired.

1) Mauro Zarate (Al-Sadd to Lazio) – It was a close race between Argentines Zarate and Milito, but it is the Lazio man who wins in a photo finish. Seven goals in 11 Serie A games, a number of them stunning, as well as a whole host of assists, it is no surprise whatsoever that Biancocelesti President Claudio Lotito has been comparing Zarate to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Lazio are fourth in Serie A, just two points behind leaders Inter, and there is no doubt that much of this is down to the brilliance of Zarate. A phenomenon.

This comes from goal.com, not a very reliable site, but its full of interesting stuff and articles.

Just wanted to point out zarate too.

Zarate and milito will soon be doing wonders for argentina as well and they deserve it.

Maybe i would have saved some space in that list for german denis as well and possibly muntari from inter.


Gunner2010-05-04 00:36:17 +0000 #2
Zarate - good

Zambrotta - good

Ronaldinho - good

Amuary - decent enough

Milito - decent enough

the rest are avarage for me.

Thiago Motta??? over rated.
Snake2010-05-04 00:54:17 +0000 #3
alexis sanchez was a good sining also
valdanito2010-05-04 00:58:51 +0000 #4
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gunner

Zarate - good

Zambrotta - good

Ronaldinho - good

Amuary - decent enough

Milito - decent enough

the rest are avarage for me.

Thiago Motta??? over rated.

that because you have not seen the others play.

For example Lichsteiner, he won best defender in the french league last season and had a very decent eurocup.

He has started every game ahed of our promising star player de silvestri and has won the love of all theg lzio fans just a quarter into the season.

Melo and maggio are incredible.
Gunner2010-05-04 01:04:42 +0000 #5
Melo and Maggio are talented, incredible is definately not what i would class them as.. when they do something special on the big stage against top oposition CONSISTANTLY, then i call a player incredible..

I had a quick glance at Lichsteiner, i havent seen him before, he looks decent though..

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