COMMENT Serie A returns this weekend with Juventus bidding for a seventh successive Scudetto.However, even coach Massimiliano Allegri has conceded that the Bianconeri will have their work cut out retaining their title, with all of Italy eagerly awaiting
Roma have not written off a possible move for Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez, Goal understands. It was thought Roma’s interest in pursuing a deal was finished after the Foxes would not come down off their asking price for the Algeria international, who started for Leicester in their Premier League opener against Arsenal.
Now that we’ve arrived at the cream of the crop in our U-23 countdown, the debates between production and projection become more intense. For any player 23-years-old or younger, having a solid season on your CV is a feather in your cap, as it symbolizes, to an extent, that they’ve arrived. However, the appeal of potential always looms large; what the player might be is somehow more important than what they already are. The last two men in our countdown straddle this line, each fresh off their first full, solid season in Serie A, and in some ways the dividing line between number one and number two simply came down to position. Nevertheless, we’re talking about two tremendously valuable assets