5 Best Serie A Signings This Summer
In the highly competitive Serie A, a number of teams have tried to reinforce themselves this summer in the hopes of the scudetto dream.
Despite the high profile sales of Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos, and Erik Lamela, the Italian league has actually improved from last season.
Plenty of new stars will grace the fields of Serie A this upcoming season, and it'll provide some of the most technical and scintillating action across Europe.
Without further ado, here are the top five signings Serie A sides have made over the summer:
Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
Carlos Tevez has repaid the faith Juventus showed in him by scoring a goal in each of his first three competitive matches with the team.
After spending a few turbulent years in England with Manchester City, El Apache is ready for a new challenge, and will lead the Bianconeri frontline this season and give them much greater hopes than just a domestic title.
He has integrated himself perfectly so far, combining well with Mirko Vucinic up front.
Now, it remains to be seen if he is the extra ingredient needed to propel Juventus to European glory.
Mario Gomez (Fiorentina)
Alongside Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Gomez is coming off a brace against Genoa and is likely to score more than 20-goals this season.
A strong, powerful predator in the penalty box, Gomez is looking to find success similar to the one fellow countryman Miroslav Klose found when he left the Bavarian outfit a few years ago to play in Italy.
Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli)
Perhaps not since the days of Diego Maradona has there been such a buzz around Naples following the summer spending spree which made the top five list worldwide in terms of top transfer action.
The 25-year-old Higuain is just about to enter the prime of his career and looks set to fill the vacant boots of Edinson Cavani. What we've found out this past week is that he's a much better striker than he is a synchronized diver.
Higuain is a different player than Cavani, he can link up better with teammates and is the perfect man to lead Rafael Benitez's high-octane attack at Napoli.
Now, if only Napoli could sort out their defensive woes, they'd easily be a scudetto contender.
Adem Ljajic (Roma)
Ljajic repaid the faith in the management by netting a thunderous goal in his first substitute appearance with the Capital club.
For those that watched Fiorentina last season, it was clear that Ljajic was a superstar in the making.
Blessed with an abundance of technique, the Serb has an excellent strike and is just as adept at setting up teammates in the final third.
As a result, Roma fans should forget the departed Erik Lamela rather quickly.
Ricardo Kaka (Milan)
After landing the former Ballon d'Or winner on a free transfer from Real Madrid, it remains to be seen how much the Brazilian has left in the tank or if it was a pure nostalgic move from Adriano Galliani.
Long gone is the searing pace that gave Ricky another gear against opponents. He has had to redefine his game—in limited appearances—with Real Madrid. He's now a more typical no.10 who can still curl them from outside the box, and he has great vision to set up teammates.
How he'll fit in with Milan remains to be seen, but there's no doubting that he'll get many more chances to show he can still let Rossoneri fans dream