After months of speculation, rumour and some intriguing deals, the summer transfer window finally closed yesterday. Many of Serie A’s biggest names moved on, but many more remain, and football on the peninsula continues to climb back towards its previous heights.
While the Italian top flight may have lost the likes of Mario Balotelli and Mehdi Benatia, clubs worked hard to bring in talent to replace them. Working hard to improve their squads, many of the country’s biggest clubs enjoyed interesting off-seasons that may see them take a leap forward in terms of quality.
Over the following pages is a countdown of all 20 teams, ranking them in order of their summer transfer activity, looking at how their work affected their overall quality. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your thoughts on the final order.