4 Serie A players who move to the French league
The transfer of players between the Italian Serie A League and the French league does not only go one way. On the sidelines of the arrival of players from Ligue 1 to Italy, many players from Serie A who moved to the country.
The latest example is Keita Balde Diao. After passing a polemic about his future with Lazio, 22-year-old magic boy was finally officially joined AS Monaco.
Keita’s decision to break all the speculation that has been developing about him. Clubs like Inter Milan, AC Milan and Napoli are long after him, bite his fingers made. In fact, Juventus are actually desirable Senegal players, also failed to have it.
Keita officially introduced by AS Monaco on Tuesday (29/8/2017), with 14 back numbers. He moved with a transfer value of 30 million euros and tied with a contract duration of five years.
In addition to Keita, there are at least four players from other Italian leagues who also cross to Ligue 1. Here’s more information.
1. Stevan Jovetic
AS Monaco not only secures Keita Balde to replace Kylian Mbappe. Champions League semi-finalists last season also recruited Inter Milan striker Stevan Jovetic.
Montenegrin striker was carried off with a transfer value of 11 million euros. Inter will get an additional 4 million euros again if the player downgraded more than half the number of matches played by Monaco.
Like Keita, Jovetic has also been introduced to the public yesterday. Surprisingly, the 27-year-old attacker was given the number 10 back, the number belongs to Kylian Mbappe. In fact, Mbappe itself has so far not really leave.
Jovetic sold Inter for not included in the plans of coach Luciano Spalletti. Despite showing a good performance after being loaned to Sevilla half of last season, the former Fiorentina and Manchester City strikers were still unable to compete with Mauro Icardi and Eder.
2. Gabriel Silva
Udinese finally released Gabriel Silva permanently after several times lend it to another club. The Brazilian left-back was sold to Saint Etienne for 2.5 million euros on Aug. 9. Yes, since recruited in 2012, Silva was loaned to Carpi, Genoa, and Granada, each for six months.
During grazing in Serie A, Silva’s total appear in 95 matches, with 2 goals and 7 assists. Especially for Udinese, he played in 75 matches, with 3 goals and 4 assists.
Joining Saint Etienne became the first experience for Silva grazing in the French League. So far this season, he has appeared in the first three Ligue 1 matches, with a total of 120 minutes of play.
3. Ciprian Tatarusanu
The Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu gets a new adventure at the age of 31. He left Fiorentina, moved to France and joined Nantes, for a transfer of 2.5 million euros.
For three years defending Fiorentina, since arriving in 2014, the former goalkeeper Steua Bucarest is playing in 101 matches and making 36 rescues.
Nantes signed Tatarusano for two years. Under the care of coach Claudio Ranieri, he gained confidence as Nantes’s main goalkeeper. In the first three Ligue 1 games, he always performs for 90 full minutes.
4. Dani Alves
Of all the Serie A players who move to France, perhaps Dani Alves is the most unexpected. He left Juventus at the top of his wind and has just successfully delivered the Old Lady to qualify for the Champions League final as well as the Serie A and Coppa Italia champions.
Alves is also the first player to go to the country where the Eiffel Tower stands this summer. The transfer process has been completed since 12 July.
Originally, 34-year-old right-back was thought to leave from Turin to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. However, surprisingly, he chose to fly to Paris and join PSG. Allegedly, the reason is the salary received from the French giant, which reached 14 million euros per year.