REPORT CARDS. Nobody like Juve, but the Scudetto is another thing. Milan better than Inter, Rome certainty and Napoli rebus | First page

REPORT CARDS. Nobody like Juve, but the Scudetto is another thing. Milan better than Inter, Rome certainty and Napoli rebus | First page
REPORT CARDS. Nobody like Juve, but the Scudetto is another thing. Milan better than Inter, Rome certainty and Napoli rebus | First page
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A very long market, which closes after 4 championship days. Many, too many. There are coaches who have yet to meet their players. How will the teams change from tomorrow onwards? Our votes are not verdicts, but mere opinions. There are those who sold because they had to do it (Juventus, to make the transfer market) and those who wanted to do it (for example Sassuolo and Verona, to make money). There are those who resisted temptations and offers (Inter, who postpone the question to the next session) and those who didn’t buy because they couldn’t (Sampdoria more than the others). Then there are those like Milan or Udinese who bet once again on scouting: it will be the season that will evaluate the actual value of the choices made. Botman and Renato Sanches would have been certainties, Thiaw and Vranckx today are only two bets: if won, they can be worth another championship. The order of the teams is that expressed by the ranking of the last championship.

7.5 MILAN Dest is the last minute that raises the judgment on the whole market. A loan that does not affect the budget. If he is well, in a month he takes away the place of Calabria. The star is De Ketelaere, paid by a star, not by surprise. There is no certain substitute for Kessie and a lot will also depend on appearances and goals from Origi, who did not start very strong. With the math and the risks assessed, it remains the favorite team.

7 INTER The real purchase is to have kept everyone except Perisic. And then there’s Lukaku who, however, has so far given Inzaghi more problems than joys. Unripe last minute was due to the coach. Asllani can become important, Mkhitaryan is an old way of trading, but it can still be effective. Bremer lost would have been a mockery if Skriniar had left, so he’s just a player not caught. The real problems will come to the next market. In the meantime, he can chase the Scudetto. Satisfied, Inzaghi can no longer make mistakes.

7.5 NAPLES From a financial point of view, an amazing market; from the technical one, it is necessary to verify the field. So, to the eye Spalletti (already under attack for two consecutive draws) does not seem to have gained between those who arrive and those who leave. There remains the void of the goalkeeper pursued and not caught. And with Meret due.

8.5 JUVENTUS Sumptuous purchases, in theory 5 new owners. But the real blow is De Ligt, sold for almost 80 million. Yet the team still has holes, starting with the left back, and Paredes is a player who wasn’t there but we don’t think what he needed. If Di Maria and Pogba play regularly, Allegri is worthy of the Scudetto. The start in this sense is not encouraging and for us it is behind, in the prediction grid.

7.5 LAZIO A Sarrian team at last, with many more options than last year. Here too, the lack of adequate offers for Milinkovic-Savic generates the real technical advantage. He is missing a deputy Immobile (Cancellieri is from another category) and needed a left back. Here Lotito did not satisfy Sarri.

8 ROME Not only Dybala, who is the hit of the summer, even beyond the Giallorossi area. Mourinho has a stronger and more complete team, even if already undermined by injuries. The real challenge was to make the market by spending little or nothing. Zaniolo’s confirmation is also positive, now the goal will be to have him renewed quickly, but there will be many teams grappling with similar issues (Milan and Inter with Leao and Skriniar, to name but two).

7 FIORENTINA The squad has improved in all departments, but if Jovic continues not to score he risks making a very positive market seem smaller. And in addition there is Italian, in the second year it is reasonable to expect a further leap in the standings.

6.5 ATALANTA He changed little, in fact only selling Freuler and Pessina (plus Ilic) among the old owners. He kept Demiral, Zapata and Muriel, as well as Boga, who stopped a step away from Leicester. The arrivals of Ederson and Lookman are promising: after all, he is no weaker than a year ago, even if Gasperini will probably disagree. Who knows if and how much the confirmation of Malinovski consoles him.

4 VERONA He conceded 40 goals with Simeone, Barak and Caprari, but collected a lot of money (plus those for Casale and Cancellieri). Among all, it seems to us the team that made the longest backward jump, despite the entries in the last few hours. Much will depend on Henry, Djuric and Piccoli, but repeating it seems impossible.

7 TURIN He has upset the team, but even without Belotti and Bremer, the whole does not seem inferior to last year. Juric has something to work with, has recovered from the Lukic cause and knows that Vlasic and Radonjic are European level players. Schuurs can become a point of reference in a defense that perhaps something more would have served. No Praet shot in the sprint, Karamoh is not worth it.

5 SASSUOLO He made money: Scamacca and Raspadori after Boga in January. He kept Berardi (best wishes for the injury) the one who – given his age – had to be sold before the others. He has renewed, it will be the new flag. He chose Pinamonti, he bets on Alvarez and Antiste. He has more cash in hand but fewer goals at home.

6.5 UDINESE He sold Molina and Udogie, but he still remains in Friuli for a year. And with them more Soppy the accounts are in order. Everything else will serve to peacefully secure another season in Serie A (this is the 28th in a row)

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6 BOLOGNA Three heavy exits, at least 4 interesting arrivals. Curiosity for Cambiaso, on loan from Juventus, and especially for Zirkzee, former Bayern. Here too, a market more of bets than of certainties.

6 EMPOLI He lost half a team, all on loan, including Pinamonti.
He changed coach and sold Asllani, replaced with Marin. He did everything right, apparently. Then, he will depend a lot on the new strikers (Lammers, Destro, Satriano, Pjaca); if they work, sure salvation.

4 SAMPDORIA Here we are at an absolute minimum, but there was no money and every idea had to collide with reality. On the last day he knocked on every possible door, he only opened Watford for Pussetto. He also wanted Kluivert, but Kluivert didn’t want Sampdoria. The hope is Djuricic, back from a very long injury. Good luck, waiting for the change of ownership.

5 SPICE The Plateks play with fire, after 2 consecutive and deserved saves. The team, made up of loans, as always, is darkly weakened. And not just for the loss of Captain Major. And if there are 3 worse teams, then Gotti can also celebrate.

7 SALERNITANA Another sumptuous market, albeit giving Ederson by choice. The former Villarreal Dia can make the difference, and like him Maggiore, torn from a theoretical rival. This time Nicholas should not need miracles to achieve salvation.

6.5 LECCE Umtiti brings Salento to the front page, then the field will also say if salvation is worth it. Former Zurich Ceesay (goal to Inter) seems to be smart and the almamacchi say they trust him, we knew about Colombo (Milan school). He scared Inter and stopped Napoli: at the moment he is the best of the newly promoted.

5 CREMONESE He has changed a lot, too, by focusing on the skill of the coach. Many foreigners, who really do not understand why they should play in the place of young Italians. Dessers the star, Okereke the hope. For now he has garnered more compliments than points.

7 MONZA The purchases are there, who can deny it? All or almost all Serie A players, the only doubt is that they are too many and maybe some too worn. But those who manage to take Caprari and Petagna, Cragno and Pessina, not to mention Izzo on the last day, should only be applauded because they are real players and not just stickers. Stroppa will pay.


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