The football season all across Europe is officially over, so the transfer rumours and speculation have already commenced. With English teams having heavy pockets as always, and the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich looking to upgrade, a few stars of Serie A could look to move for a pay raise, or a chance to win a club trophy. Here are five players that could depart Italy in this summer transfer market.
1. Jorginho (Napoli)
The regista has been on many teams’ radar over the past season, including the likes of reining Premier League champions Manchester City, as coach Pep Guardiola has reportedly kept a close eye on the 26-year-old. Right when the season ended, rumours began to swirl around Italy and England linking the Italian-Brazilian to Manchester, for a fee in the vicinity of 50 million Euros. His agent has also come out and spoke on his client’s behalf, saying they haven’t yet spoken to new coach Carlo Ancelotti yet, and that they will see what happens in the coming weeks. Roberto Mancini is using Jorginho as a pivotal part in his Azzurri midfield, as he played the full 90 minutes against Saudi Arabia in the 2-1 win on May 28th, 2018. Insiders have already revealed who Napoli could potentially replace the midfielder with, and this adds to the speculation of a potential summer move.
2. Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio)
Is he worth 130 million Euros? According to reports in Italy, this is what Lazio president Claudio Lotito is apparently demanding for teams who want to purchase the young, Serbian starlet this summer. The 23-year-old had a dominant season in 2017-2018 Serie A, scoring 12 goals and adding 3 assists to boot. In addition, he scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in Lazio’s Europa League campaign. Over the past few years, Milinković-Savić’s name has been in transfer rumours throughout Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, and even Juventus all said to be interested in the midfielder. His performances, especially this past season has put the world on notice, and he will have the 2018 World Cup with Serbia to either increase his value, prove his worth or even potentially lower Lotito’s demands for the summer. “Minko” has been looking like Paul Pogba in his time at Juventus over the past two seasons, and he may be paid like the Frenchman too.
3. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria)
The 22-year-old Uruguayan has played an integral role for Marco Giampaolo and Sampdoria over the past two seasons, becoming the outright starter in the central midfielder role. Torreira’s game is one that you get to appreciate by actually watching him, not through stats. Against the likes of Milan and Juventus this season, the youngster was one of the best players on the pitch; winning possession, covering tons of space, and starting attacks with a pass in-between the lines. Over the last few weeks, it’s been reported that Arsenal and new boss Unai Emery like his style of play and will ask Sampdoria for their price demands this summer, sparking several rumours over his future. He was included in Uruguay’s World Cup roster, so if he performs well, his name will be on many wish lists this summer.
4. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)
Over the past 12 months, there’s been nothing but drama surrounding the 19-year-old, and his popular agent, Mino Raiola. His agent has added to the speculation during the season and transfer market, saying if it was up to him Gigio wouldn’t be a Milan player anymore, but his will is to stay at the club he’s grown at. There has been many teams across Europe interested, including Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool who have apparently kicked tires on the goalkeeper. Milan management have stated their will to keep him at the club for a long time, but if a miraculous offer comes in the summer transfer market, the Rossoneri will have to consider and re-invest in other areas.
5. Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)
After two seasons with the Bianconeri and winning two scudetti, the Argentine striker may be on his way out this summer. During the season, there were not many rumours surrounding the experienced centre-forward, but after Juve’s last match and scudetto celebration, there has been plenty of speculation around his future. In a shocking move, some reports said he could move to Inter with money in exchange with countryman Mauro Icardi, which would be one of the most crazy swap deals in Serie A history. Former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri may be moving to Chelsea in England, and may recall his former player to join him in London. After investing over 90 million Euros on the striker two summers ago, Juventus will surely not make a profit on him, so the highest bidder would most likely acquire his services this summer.
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