YouTube Highlights for the Top January Serie A Signings
Serie A has done very well for itself this January. A few teams landed some high-profile players, while most at least landed some depth pieces that will aid in their quest for silverware in the spring.
A few came from abroad, a few simply moved from one part of the country to the other. Regardless, fans will be all too anxious to see what their club's new player can do.
For those of you who just can't wait to see them in action, here are some highlights of a few of the players who joined a new Serie A team this January.
Roma Acquire Vasilis Torosidis from Olympiakos
Torosidis was sought after by Fulham, but ended up with Roma instead. The Greek defender has performed well in Champions League appearances for Olympiakos. In five appearances, he had a goal and an assist.
He could be a solid presence for Roma's back line that has conceded 38 goals this season—second most in all of Serie A.
Inter Milan Acquire Ezequiel Schelotto from Atalanta
Schelotto made 16 appearances for Atalanta this season. He has done well in their midfield, but now he joins a side desperate to snag one of those Champions League spots.
Fiorentina Acquire Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal
Rossi hasn't played in quite some time. His knee has been injured and then re-injured. Therefore, it was quite an investment when Fiorentina added him for a $12.45 million transfer fee, with a salary agreement of $2.6 million a year for four years.
Hopefully, the injury will be a thing of the past, but only time will tell.
AC Milan Acquire Mario Balotelli from Manchester City
Balotelli was rotting away on Manchester City's bench. Though he has incredible skill, his discipline issues hurt him tremendously in England.
AC Milan signed him for £19 million; it's a four-and-a-half-year deal. Time will tell what impact Balotelli will have in Milan, but you have to figure pairing a talent like Balotelli with Stephan El Shaarawy has tremendous upside.
If Balotelli can stay out of trouble, that is.
Which new arrivals are you looking forward to watching in Serie A? Put them in the comments below.