One month after the closing of the transfer market, we make the cards for the championship: only Spezia and the newly promoted ones behind the bianconeri
There are ten days to go before the Italian Cup, eighteen to the championship, a scarce month to go to the end of the transfer market. Well, to date what is the grid of the next Serie A after the few, very few deals concluded during this month of negotiations stingy with emotions (understand why we have been arguing for some time that it should close at least in August)? Thanks to the inaction of the market, the positions are more or less the same with which last season ended, Bologna did a step forward, Udinese took a step back, replacing Musso with Silvestri but not yet De Paul and who must correct the many defects of a squad that we believe is not structured. In the introduction we also add that this is a sort of midsummer game because it can take little to overturn the current positions.
The reigning champions start with the underdogs, it is an unwritten rule. What is certain is that the rumors of the last few hours about the possible sale of one between Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez could not just re-discuss Inter’s role in the next championship. Hakimi will miss on the right, Calhanoglu is the right player to replace Eriksen. In the front row next to the Nerazzurri is Juventus, almost at the post as far as the transfer market is concerned were it not for the arrival of Kaio Jorge, like Napoli that we put in the second row, half a step below AC Milan the only one team to have done some inbound operation. In the change of goalkeeper (Maignan for Donnarumma) something has been lost, but Giroud is a good operation. The player who has to take Calhanoglu’s place is missing.
The top four are the main candidates for a Champions place, but behind the pursuers they should not be underestimated. Atalanta, which always starts in the third-fourth row and then surprised everyone for three years now, is currently the same as last year with one more Musso and one less Gollini and we put them in the third row together with Roma. by Mourinho, the same as a year ago with Rui Patricio in goal. In the fourth row there are two question marks: Sarri’s Lazio and Sassuolo who lost De Zerbi and who are struggling with Locatelli (the player wants Juve, the club would prefer to send him to England because they would collect more).
HALF OF THE WADING
The seven sisters plus Sassuolo at the moment seem unreachable for the rest of the group led by Sampdoria and Fiorentina (the Viola last year performed less than their potential). Up a row the Bologna that supports Cagliari: the Sardinians have lost Rog, Mihajlovic with Arnautovic took the first striker he was missing and behind he bought Bonifazi in place of Danilo.
Straddling the center of the table and the red zone are Turin and Genoa. The grenades for the moment have taken Pjaca and must undo the Belotti knot, Genoa has lost Strootman and Perin replacing them with Hernani and Sirigu, Lammers should arrive in front. Among the newly promoted, the one who moved the most is Venice, but for the moment the lagoons start from the last row together with Salernitana, just behind Empoli and Spezia. The goal of these four is to involve the teams from the third last row, Verona and Udinese called to replace De Paul. See you again on September 1st when so much could have changed.