Italian Football has contributed massively to the growth of football over the years. The rivalry between Serie A giants AC and Inter Milan was a sight to behold with both sides aiming for nothing short of a drubbing for the opponent.
Several top strikers like Gabriel Batistuta, Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio have graced the league over the years. However, in current times many believe that Serie A as a league lacks young attacking firepower upfront in comparison to leagues like the Bundesliga and the Premier League.
That is nothing short of a myth as evident from this list with several young attacking strikers adorning it:
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was one of the most prominent footballers of his time. The same excellence seems to run in the family with his son Giovanni hailed as one of the most exciting youngsters in the Serie A this season.
Italian club Genoa took a gamble by swooping him up from River Plate in 2016. This gamble seems to have paid off with rich dividends.
14 goals, an assist in the league with a pass success percentage of 65.8 and 2.2 shots per game has impressed fans and experts alike with his elegance, power and a great eye for goal.
Simeone is capable of playing anywhere along the front line as a 2nd striker and in a more central role if needed. His efficient finishing with both feet, brilliant work-rate off the ball when dropping deep to win back possession and very matured gameplay makes him one to watch out for.
The 21-year old has been signed by Juventus after netting 15 goals, 3 assists in only 42 appearances which speak volumes about his potential. The 1.3 shots per game, pass success percentage of 74.9 while featuring as a sub makes him a delight to watch.
Schick has been very promising for the Czech Republic scoring on his debut in the friendly against Malta. His massive potential and eye for goal attracted concrete interest from many European clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Tottenham.
However, Juventus Vice-Chairman Pavel Nedved shrewdly convinced the young striker to join the Italian champions which may come back to haunt other suitors.
Ciro Immobile has fought back like a warrior after a below-par stint at German club Borussia Dortmund by bagging 31 goals and 3 assists in just 51 appearances this season. 3.6 shots per game and a pass accuracy of 78.1 % makes it all the more impressive considering the ruthless manner in which he was slammed by critics.
A superb season like this was necessary to revive the Italian striker’s career and with such consistency in goal scoring he has sent out a statement of intent that he is indeed one of the best out there.
One of the most prominent names on the list is the man from Torino who has been in scintillating form this season, with 32 goals and 7 assists in 45 appearances. 3.7 shots with 2.4 Aerial duels won per game makes the overall profile all the more exciting.
The 23-year-old has extended his contract with Torino until 2021 with a release clause of €100 million which is only valid for overseas clubs. European giants like Manchester United and Chelsea are keeping a close eye on this prolific goal scorer, though only time will tell where Belotti ends up.
Which of these players should come to the Premier League? Is Serie A full of underrated talent? Let us know in the comments below!