Carlos Tevez and the 5 Best Strikers to Watch in Serie A This Season
Despite the sale of Edinson Cavani and the inevitable exit of young starlet Stevan Jovetic, Serie A is still brimming with talent, especially in the attacking sector.
Italian teams have showed the rest of Europe how to reinvest wisely this summer, avoiding big signings and filling squads with quality depth that comes at a reasonable price.
Here are the top five strikers to watch in Serie A this season.
Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
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The whirling buzz-saw of energy was met at the airport by hundreds of Bianconeri fans who are desperate to see a consistent threat up front.
Tevez is an instant starter in Antonio Conte's formation, and should expect to see plenty of scoring chances this upcoming season.
Mario Balotelli (Milan)
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Having joined the Italian giants in the January transfer window from English side Manchester City, Super Mario will once again spearhead the Rossoneri attack, and could expect to tally a figure over 20 if he manages to stay healthy and suspension free.
Mario Gomez (Fiorentina)
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Looking around the financial landscape, it seems like a paltry figure for a player who scored more than 30 goals in a season several times throughout his successful career in Germany.
Gomez will now lead a refurbished Viola side that is scaring the rest of Serie A with their obsession for playing some of the most aesthetically pleasing football in Europe.
Fernando Llorente (Juventus)
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Technically, Fernando Llorente signed for Juventus back in the January transfer window, but hasn't joined them until recently this summer.
The Basque striker enjoyed several prolific seasons with Athletic Club before a quarrel with coach Marcelo Bielsa saw him relegated to the bench for much of last season.
Imposing in the air and comfortable with the ball at his feet, Llorente looks to form an unstoppable partnership with Carlos Tevez.
Luis Muriel (Udinese)
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Having watched the Colombian starlet closely since his arrival in Italy, it's clear that Luis Muriel is ready for a true breakout this season with the Friuli outfit.
Despite injury problems, he scored 11 goals last season in Serie A, often displaying his searing speed and technique to wow local crowds.
Muriel's finishing is just as potent, and he could thrive in the Udinese system alongside the legendary Antonio Di Natale.
Expect Muriel to be one of the Capocannoniere leaders by the end of next season.