Serie A Players To Watch

Cristiano Ronaldo may have stolen all the headlines in Serie A this year, and Juventus are expected to once again clean up domestically, however there are lots of other players on other teams looking to differentiate themselves this season. We take a look at some of them in this Players To Watch piece.

In the spotlight for a second successive summer after returning to Juventus in a deal that saw Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain join Milan on loan.

After a disappointing World Cup he has something to prove and could do with a good season at Milan – following his swap deal with Bonucci.

Higuain has moved to AC Milan (Getty images)

Arguably one of the best attacking midfielders in Serie A last time out, he chipped in with 14 goals and will be expected to deliver more of the same this season.

Milinkovic-Savic will play for Lazio once again (Getty Images)

The talented striker managed to shine with relegation-bound Benevento last term. A move to another Serie A side, Sassuolo, was recently made by the U21 Italian international.

Enrico Brignola has moved to Sassuolo (Getty Images)

Scored 10 goals for Bologna last season. Bought by Napoli for €25m, the four-times capped 26-year-old could yet become a key figure in Roberto Mancini’s new Italy.

Simone Verdi of Napoli (Getty Images)

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Scored more than team-mates Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic combined last season and looks destined for a bright future, not only with Milan but also Italy.

Patrick Cutrone of Milan (Getty Images)

The under-21 international was the brightest light in a side that came close to relegation last season. Already called up to the senior Italy squad, he is a very useful midfielder.

Nicolo Barella of Cagliari (Getty Images)

Attacking midfielder who was one of the new names chosen by Roberto Mancini for a series of friendlies in May, coming on in the 1-1 draw with Holland for his first cap.

Daniele Baselli of Torino (Getty Images)

Although the attention will be on his illustrious compatriot and team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, the right-back could prove to be an excellent buy at €40m from Valencia.

Joao Cancelo of Juventus (Getty Images)

Having left Palermo in 2011, the Argentinian returns to Italian football after seven years with Paris Saint-Germain to link up with Edin Dzeko and Cengiz Under

Javier Pastore has moved from PSG to Roma (Getty Images)

Joining the Old Lady, Ronaldo is sure to make Juventus a tough team to beat both domestically and in Europe.

Ronaldo playing in a friendly for Juventus (Getty Images)

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