Serie A’s best summer transfers

During the previous summer transfer window, spending by Italian clubs reached 742.2 million euros. Although this is not a record compared to the Premier League and other European leagues, it highlights the progress made by the Italian top flight in terms of cash flow and their ability to attract young talent.

With the 2022/23 Serie A season almost a third over, we have enough samples to know which deals went as planned or which took many by surprise.

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So let’s go back in time to last summer and see which transfer deals have worked best so far this season.

Khvisha Kvaratskhelia

Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis announced the signing of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on July 1 in a deal that would cost the Partenopei around €10m.

Since arriving in Campania, the 21-year-old Georgia international has taken Serie A by storm after several scintillating performances on his debut.

He quickly earned a place in manager Luciano Spalletti’s preferred starting lineup – completing the team’s attack on the left wing with Victor Osimhen and Hirving Lozano.

Kvaratskhelia has registered an incredible 8 goals and 10 assists in 18 appearances in all competitions so far this season. His early performances caught the attention of several clubs including Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

André Onana

Following his nine-month ban for ingesting a banned substance, Onana opted to end his seven-and-a-half-year tenure at Ajax in order to move to Inter on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old signed a five-year deal with the club and was widely seen as the perfect heir to aging captain Samir Handanovic.

He initially started the season as a substitute for the Slovenian, playing sparingly in the first two months. However, following the Nerazzurri’s home defeat to Roma in early October, Simone Inzaghi handed him the reins of the first-choice role and he hasn’t looked back.

Paulo Dybala

Roma shocked the Italian football landscape when in mid-July they announced that Paulo Dybala would join the club on a free transfer from Juventus.

The Argentine signed a three-year contract and was greeted as a hero when he was unveiled at the end of July. After a turbulent final season in Turin, Dybala has regained his confidence in the Italian capital while playing under Jose Mourinho.

The striker has carried the Giallorossi’s difficult attack this season, registering 5 goals and 2 assists in 8 league appearances.

Ivan Provedel

Like their city rivals, Lazio also struck transfer gold this summer in a much-needed position.

After a turbulent season in goal between Thomas Strakosha and Pepe Reina, Maurizio Sarri’s side were looking for a new goalkeeper before hitting the jackpot in Ivan Provedel.

The Italian joined the Biancocelesti on a five-year deal from Spezia for a fee of just €2.5m in early August.

In 12 laps, Provedel leads Serie A with 7 clean sheets: two more than the next closest.


The summer transfer market was full of surprises. Now many will be watching to see if some of the newcomers who played early in Serie A can maintain that form at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

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