Transfer Market finish provides surprises for Serie A

Aug. 10, 2010 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States of America - 10 August 2010 -USA Defender JONATHAN BORNSTEIN (12) left, and Brazil Striker ROBINHO.

Wow, that’s all I can say seeing some of the transfers that have gone through in the past few days. While there aren’t too many “big” names which moved around, there’s are certainly some interesting, young and skilful players which are going to be wearing new jerseys this season. Let’s see some of the signings that clubs have made, and how they’ll affect the Serie A, and maybe European competitions.

AC Milan get Zibra and Robinho for the attack

AC Milan could be described as one of the European transfer kings, and Robert wrote a great article talking about how AC Milan can now be considered Serie A favorites. The rossoneri were able to get some smart deals like Sokratis and Yepes for the defence, but also big names like Ibrahimovic and Robinho. The Brazilian arrived for 18 million Euros from Manchester City, and he’ll be wearing the number 70, as his Swedish teammate wears the number 11. It just depends whether Zibra and Robinho can find a way to score goals without getting in each other’s ways, for now, they seem like great signings.

Roma grab Borriello from Milan

After Adriano came, it seemed like the attack was sorted, but little by little the hype around the Brazilian ended. And then it was revealed that Adriano would be out for about a month due to a muscle tear in his right thigh which occurred during training. With the Brazilian out, all that was left up front was Grandpa Totti, Vucinic, Menez, and Julio Baptista, so Roma have decided to get AC Milan’s striker Marco Borriello on loan. Whether the Italian will do well at Rom is a mystery to me, it could go either way, but hopefully for him he’ll be able to reproduce the form of his Genoa days.

Huntelaar goes to Schalke 04 and Kaladze to Genoa

AC Milan were able to offload some of their lesser needed players now that they’ve gone and bought stars from abroad. Huntelaar said he didn’t want to leave AC Milan, but he mentioned that when Ibrahimovic arrived, things changed. And so the Dutch forward has gone to Schalke 04 in Germany to join Raul, and apparently the German team paid him 14 million Euros, a good deal for Milan. The other player who left is Kakha Kaladze, the 32 year-old has joined Genoa permanently for an undisclosed fee, and so AC Milan have gotten rid of another useless player.

Juventus find Traore and Rinaudo

Juventus have also decided to make sure that their squad isn’t too dry, therefore they’ve been able to get Rinaudo and Traore on loan from Napoli and Arsenal. Armand Traore is a promising 20 year-old left-back who will hopefully solve Juve’s problem on the left wing, and play behind Milos Krasic successfully. Leandro Rinaudo on the other hand is a center-back who will be used as backup for Chiellini and Bonucci, at 27 years-old, he’s probably not going to sign a permanent deal for the season after, but it’s still a reinforcement for the bianconeri.

Parma get Candreva and Jimenez joins Cesena

Parma have reinforced even more, not only did they get Giovinco on loan from Juventus, but they also got Candreva from Udinese on loan. It will be interesting if Parma can do better than they did last season with these new signings. And a small note, Luis Antonio Jimenez has joined Cesena on loan from Ternana, a club from the Lega Pro Prima Divisione which is the Italian third division.

What are your thoughts on some of these deals? Will they work at their new clubs? Who’s the best signing from a Serie A team this transfer market? Share your thoughts below by commenting!

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