Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as Serie A (Italy’s not Brazil’s) kicks off once again…
Samuel di Carmine – Hellas Verona
Di Carmine came into his own post lockdown and having finished the 2019-20 campaign with 8 goals in 22 appearances, will look to pick up where he left off. His is a familiar Italian story, lots of clubs but getting better with age. He’ll be 32 soon but that’s nothing in Serie A where ageless frontmen continue to thrive.
Ahmed Benali – Crotone
An English born Libyan international, former Manchester City and Rochdale player… no seriously! Benali is an attacking midfielder with a decent knack for contributing goals and that habit has helped fire Crotone into Serie A. He’s got an interesting background but has also provided substance on the pitch. Crotone will need him to step up to help them cope in Italy’s top flight but the evidence suggests that he’s capable of doing so.
Kamil Glik – Benevento
Centre-back Glik has 73 caps for Poland and has previously clocked up over 100 appearances for Torino. After a few years in Monaco, he’s back in Italy with newly promoted Benevento. They’ve got some decent players but the addition of his experience at the back will benefit them immensely and despite being 32, he should be able to cope with the demands of Serie A.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that any players featured in One to Watch have not been considered.