Best Bargains In Serie A

James RiggioContributor ISeptember 16, 2010

Best Bargains In Serie A

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    Javier Pastore might be one of the best players in the world in a very short time.Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

    Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore is already a superstar and he is the best bargain in Serie A. The Argentine is the star player on this team of the best bargains in Italy's top division. Not a single player on this team makes more than 500,000 euros a season. Take a look and see who else made the cut on the Serie A bargain team.

Salvatore Sirigu Already Part Of Italy's National Team

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    Palermo's Salvatore Sirigu is the best bargain in goal at just 200,000 euros.Enrico Locci/Getty Images

    Palermo goalie Salvatore Sirigu is already part of Italy's National Team and a bargain at just 200,000 euros a season.

Gennaro Sardo Is Dangerous On The Attack

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    At just 250,000 euros Chievo wing back Gennaro Sardo falls far short in earnings than fellow Pozzuoli native Sophia Loren.Dino Panato/Getty Images

    Chievo wing back Gennaro Sardo scored three goals last season from his defensive spot and is a bargain at just 250,000 euros a season.

Davide Astori Is a Rising Star For Cagliari

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    At 350,000 euros, Davide Astori is a bargain that won't last if he continues to improve and returns to AC Milan, where he grew up.Enrico Locci/Getty Images

    Cagliari center back Davide Astori grew up with AC Milan and he rumored to be headed back to the Rossoneri this past summer. He stayed in Sardinia and is a bargain at just 350,000 euros.

Michele Canini Is a Beast On Defense

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    Like his teammate Astori, Canini is a bargain at 350,000 eurosEnrico Locci/Getty Images

    Michele Canini partners with Astori in the middle of Cagliari's back line. He is another player who has drawn interest from big clubs and is also a bargain at just 350,000 euros a season.

Luca Antonelli Already In Italy's National Team

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    The left back who grew up with AC Milan makes 350,000 euros with Parma.Massimo Cebrelli/Getty Images

    Former AC Milan youth product Luca Antonelli (not to be confused with AC Milan's Luca Antonini) has become a solid left back for Parma, much like Antonini has for AC Milan. Having recently made his debut for Italy, Antonelli makes the bargain team at just 350,000 euros a season.

Stefano Morrone Is a Serie A Workhorse

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    At 450,000 euros, Morrone certainly earns his paycheck with the amount of area that he covers in the midfield.Massimo Cebrelli/Getty Images

    Veteran Parma midfielder Stefano Morrone is one of the hardest working players in the league. At his work rate, his salary of of 450,0000 makes him one of Serie A's bargains.

Cossu We Did Not Forget You

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    One of the last cuts made before South Africa, attacking midfielder Andrea Cossu is what Italy was missing at the World Cup.Claudio Villa/Getty Images

    Cossu was one of the last cuts to Italy's World Cup team. Ironically a player with his characteristics is what Italy was missing in South Africa. At 450,000 Euros, the Cagliari playmaker is a Serie A bargain.

Not The Only Schelotto Who Can Handle The Ball

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    Born in Argentina, the player from Cesena has chosen to represent Italy, the land of his ancestors at the international level.Roberto Serra/Getty Images

    Not to be confused with Major League Soccer's Guillermo Barros Schelotto, young Cesena wing Ezequiel Schelotto is a rising star in Serie A. Schelotto, who was born in Argentina but represents Italy at the Under-21 level, is a bargain at just 250,000 euros a season.

Biagianti Is a Wanted Man

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    At 470,000 euros, the Catania midfielder is one of Serie A's best bargains.Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

    Palermo was hoping it could pry away rival Catania's midfield star Marco Biagianti this summer. But there was no such luck. Biagianti has remained on the east side of Sicily and will pull in 470,000 euros this season.

Javier Pastore a 500,000 Euro a Season Steal

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    Palermo has already turn down advances from Real Madrid for Pastore.Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

    Javier Pastore is a player with the ability to be one of the best in the world. Teams around Europe have tried throwing in the couch for him. Eventually Palermo will sell him, but it may take the whole house to afford him. At 500,000 euros a season, he is a Serie A bargain.

Pellissier Finds His Way Into The Back Of The Net

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    At 500,000 euros Pellissier is the best bargain for a starting center forward.Dino Panato/Getty Images

    What more can be said about Chievo legend Sergio Pellissier. He is the best bargain for a striker in Serie A at just 500,000 euros a season.