The Serie A possesses a wealth of talented players who have the potential to go on and succeed in the Premier League, arguably the most sought after domestic competition across Europe due to its competitiveness and the overwhelming support from fans that is on display week-in-week-out.
On that note, let’s take a look at five Serie A stars that are on the radar of Premier League clubs and how well they would fare playing in the EPL.
5 Paul Pogba
Undoubtedly, Pogba is amongst the best midfielders in Europe at the moment, and that is not without a substantial reason as the Frenchman never fails to impress at both club and country levels.
The France international has been nicknamed as Pogboom due to his explosive style of play which sees him drive forward and create goal scoring opportunities as well as nick a few goals himself.
Since becoming a part of the Juventus set-up in 2012, he has helped the club to secure four consecutive Serie A titles as well a Coppa Italia trophy. He also has a couple of individual accolades to his name.
During his previous stint in the Premier League as Manchester United player, Pogba failed to impress and was restricted to only a few first team cameos by then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. However, he has duly staked his claim at Juventus as a marquee player due to his performances which have been instrumental in bringing unparalleled success to the Turin giants.
Pogba looks set for a return to the Premier League as Manchester United have come calling once again. The Red Devils are reportedly ready to splash £100m for Pogba’s services, according to Spanish outlet AS.
4 Leonardo Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci is one of the most experienced and highly rated defenders in Europe. He’s enjoyed a string of domestic success leading Juventus’s back three alongside the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Patrice Evra.
Just like Pogba, he has won quite a number of Serie A titles with Juventus. The Italian defender is a similar type of player to United Icon Nemanja Vidic as he’s active on and off the ball and also has a good aerial presence.
Bonucci has been linked with a move to Chelsea in recent times, but Manchester City is also reportedly interested in securing his services. A move to Stamford Bridge will reunite him with Antonio Conte, who played a significant role in his career development as a Juventus player.
3 Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain was phenomenal for Napoli last season as he bagged a record-breaking 36 League goals for the Naples outfit. Higuain is a well-known name around the world as he’s featured for Real Madrid in the past alongside Cristiano Ronaldo up front.
The Argentine professional has re-established himself as one of the best strikers or modern era and was named amongst the top five goal scorers in Europe’s top Leagues last season. He also possesses sublime technique and a real eye for goal.
The former Real Madrid star builds his game around movement into good goal scoring positions, but he also can spot a pass and create chances for his teammates.
It’s looking increasingly likely that he’ll move to the Premier League before the transfer window shuts in September with Chelsea reportedly keen on acquiring his services.
Earlier on in June, Higuain revealed that he’s keen on playing for Liverpool although the Merseyside outfit is yet to make a solid move for his services.
2 Mauro Icardi
Icardi has become somewhat of a household name amongst the Ultras in the Serie A due to his impressive performances for Internazionale regarding his goal scoring exploits.
Icardi is a similar type of player to Higuain, although it’s fair to say that the 23-year-old is less prolific than the Argentine professional. He’s been ever-present for Inter since his arrival at the club from Sampdoria in 2013.
Tottenham is reported to be interested in signing him as Mauricio Pochettino is keen on Providing Harry Kane with some added support up front.
1 Radija Nainggolan
Following an impressive 2015/16 campaign with Roma, Nainggolan has attracted interest from a host of clubs, most notably Chelsea with the London outfit keen on bolstering their midfield ranks ahead of the new season.
Nainggolan also excelled on the international stage as he put in some superb performances for the Belgian national team side, scoring a goal against Portugal in the European Championship.
Despite ruling out a move to the Premier League heavyweights at the start of the new season, Nainggolan remains Chelsea’s top midfield priority as they’re reportedly ready to make fourth attempt in securing his services. Roma has already rejected three bids tabled by former Premier League champions.