5 Most Wanted Players This Summer in Serie A

Matteo BonettiContributor IMay 10, 2013

5 Most Wanted Players This Summer in Serie A

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    The Serie A is switching to a more realistic youth movement after straying away from the high-spending, lavish ways of other European giants.

    Focusing on developing youngsters is the idea, and there's no doubt many of these players will be followed closely by some of the richest clubs in the world.

    Here are the five most sought after players in Serie A this summer:

Stevan Jovetic

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    The Montenegrin striker has drawn the eye of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and looks poised to finally make a summer move after years of being linked with some of the top sides in Italy during his time at Fiorentina.

    Jovetic is a multidimensional forward who is clinical in front of goal and can also create plenty. He can be deployed on the left wing, where he cuts it onto his right foot, or take a more centralized role, spraying it to the wingers.

    His main flaw has been being able to stay on the pitch, as a plethora of injuries have stopped him from truly realizing his full potential on a consistent basis.

    Reports say Arsenal are ready to shell out £25 million for his services this summer.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

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    Roma bad boy Pablo Osvaldo is set to leave the Capital this summer after a fall-out with fans who thought the Italian international striker wasn't putting forth his best efforts.

    Whether or not this is true, he has scored a team-leading 16 goals this season. 

    The mercurial Osvaldo is at the peak of his career and would be a slight gamble for any team to spend big on. However, his flashes of brilliance have been enough to tease many suitors, and it'll be interesting to see which team snaps him up this summer.

Edinson Cavani

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    Paris St. Germain or Manchester City? These are the two teams dying for the services of Edinson "El Matador" Cavani.

    The Uruguayan hitman is one of the most feared strikers worldwide and is set to become the Serie A capocannoniere with an astonishingly high 27 goals on the season.

    As a matter of fact, he can join Luca Toni as the only other player since 1957 to score more than 30 goals in a Serie A season if he's able to net three in the final two games of the season.

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is confident he can keep Cavani after inserting an astronomical €63 million buy-out clause in his contract, but with the big spenders in Europe, is it high enough?

Samir Handanovic

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    Barcelona are heavily pursuing Inter's first-choice goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

    The Slovenian international has been one of the most underrated keepers in Europe, as he made his name with Udinese.

    Incredible reflexes and positioning make him a salivating choice for the Blaugrana, and he is able with his feet as well, which is one of the most important qualities for a keeper on Barcelona.

    Handanovic has been one of the sole bright spots for an underwhelming Inter side this season, and the Milan-based outfit will not let him go cheaply.

Marquinhos

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    The 18-year-old Brazilian central defender has been a revelation for Roma this season, displaying a defensive timing far beyond his years.

    Apart from this, Marquinhos is comfortable on the ball and can even play as a fullback as needed. 

    This has made him one of the most salivating possibilities for teams looking reinforce their squad this summer.

    Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini confirmed his interest in the player, but it is unlikely that Roma will let one of their pieces for the future go so easily.