Week four of the Premier League will begin in a few days after the end of the September international break. This fourth week is believed to be the debut for new players who have not had time to play in the previous weeks.
The summer transfer window just ended at the end of August 2021. So far there have been several top Serie A players who moved to the Premier League in the transfer market last summer. The style of football in Serie A can be said to be quite different, starting from the tempo, fighting tactics, to the pattern of the game.
Some of the new Premier League club players from Serie A will definitely have to adjust to the fast pace of the Premier League game. Here are the top 5 Serie A players who have moved to Premier League clubs this season.
Ashley Young (Inter Milan to Aston Villa)
Despite his status as a new Aston Villa player, the figure of Ashley Young is certainly no stranger to Premier League fans. Young has played for several English clubs, such as Watford and Manchester United. The Watford academy graduate was bought by Aston Villa for free from Inter Milan considering that his contract had expired since July 2021 yesterday.
Surely this is a distinct advantage for Aston Villa because the club had sold Young for 18 million euros or 303 billion rupiah to Manchester United in 2011. The presence of Young to Aston Villa will certainly strengthen the defense as well as improve the quality of the club’s counter-attack.
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan to Chelsea)
Another Inter Milan star who moved to the Premier League is Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian top striker was bought by Chelsea for 115 million euros, equivalent to 1.94 trillion rupiah. Lukaku itself is one of the most expensive purchases in the transfer market this summer along with Jack Grealish who moved from Aston Villa to Manchester City.
Lukaku’s debut went well against Arsenal by scoring one goal. Indeed, the figure of Lukaku is the right person to add to the sharpness of Chelsea’s front lines this season. He is favorited as one of the top scoring candidates in the Premier League this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus to Manchester United)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United was sensational. It was rumored to be moving to Manchester City, surprisingly Ronaldo even moved to Manchester United. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United from Juventus is certainly a pleasure for the Red Devils fans.
Manchester United’s fee to transport Ronaldo from Juventus is reportedly only 15 million euros or the equivalent of 253 billion rupiah. In fact, Manchester United managed to obtain funds from Real Madrid of 94 million euros or the equivalent of 1.5 trillion rupiah in 2009.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna to Arsenal)
The name Takehiro Tomiyasu is not as famous as the previous names. Even so, the Japanese player managed to steal the public’s attention because of his move to Arsenal in the transfer market this season. Arsenal bought Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna for 18.6 million euros or the equivalent of 313 billion rupiah.
The 22-year-old player is believed to be strengthening Arsenal’s defense line which has been fragile. Arsenal have not been able to score goals and have conceded a lot until the third week of the Premier League this season.
Cristian Romero (Atalanta to Tottenham Hotspur)
Cristian Romero is one of Tottenham Hotspur’s best signings in the transfer market this summer. The 23-year-old player was brought in from Atalanta on loan. Romero himself played an important role when Argentina won the 2021 Copa America trophy.
The presence of Romero will strengthen the Tottenham Hotspur defense. The duet with Eric Dier will be a serious obstacle for the opposing team’s front lines. Romero is also believed to be an important figure in Tottenham Hotspur’s success this season, although Nuno Espirito Santo has rarely played.