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Updated: August 13, 2012
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Transfers: 2012-13

Season Duration: August 25, 2012 – May 19, 2013

Amidst the scandals in Italian football, the 81st Serie A will push through with noteworthy signings within the pre-season transfer window. Football predictions for Italy’s top-flight football league are set to meet remarkable changes, particularly with new players who signed with defending champions Juventus.

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1. Borja Valero

Borja Valero – ACF Fiorentina

From: Villareal CF (Spain – La Liga)
To: ACF Fiorentina
Transfer Fee: est. €7 million

The signing of former Villareal midfielder Borja Valero’s with Fiorentina will be the second phase of his international career, following his stint in Premier League club West Bromwich Albion in 2008-2011. He was instrumental in Villareal’s impressive fourth-place finish during the 2010-11 La Liga season and qualification for the Champions League. Following relegation of El Submarino Amarillo, he took on Fiorentina’s offer to be the newest midfielder of the club.

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2. Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley – AS Roma

From: AC ChievoVerona (Italy – Serie A)
To: AS Roma
Transfer Fee: est. €3.75 million

American international Michael Bradley signed a four-year agreement to join AS Roma as the latest addition to the club’s midfield force. Nicknamed “The General” during his previous stint in Chievo, he spent an impressive season with Gialloblu, which saw the side reach 10th in last season’s Serie A. He scored his first goal for Roma in a pre-season friendly win against Premier League club Liverpool 2-1.

 

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3. Fredy Guarin

Fredy Guarin – FC Internazionale

From: FC Porto (Portugal – Primeira Liga)
To: FC Internazionale
Transfer Fee: est. €11 million

Midfielder Fredy Guarin first joined Internazionale on loan from Porto. Guarin was a dominating force for the Portistas. He scored five goals during the 2010-11 season of Europa League and contributed to the club’s elevation to first place in the 2011-12 Primeira Liga. During his loan spell with Internazionale, he served as replacement to Thiago Motta, who left for Ligue 1’s PSG.

 

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4. Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco – Juventus FC

From: Parma FC (Italy – Serie A)
To: Juventus FC
Transfer Fee: est. €11 million

Striker Sebastian Giovinco made a homecoming signing with Juventus from Parma. Giovinco reached his peak form during his stint with I Crociati. He reached a record of 15 goals and 11 assists and helped the club land on Serie A’s 8th place during 2011-12. His contract with La Vecchia Signora will last until 2015.

 

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5. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba – Juventus FC

From: Manchester United FC (England – Premier League)
To: Juventus FC
Transfer Fee: undisclosed

A former youth player of Manchester United, Paul Pogba’s transfer to Juventus met with controversy. According to United’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Pogba’s departure to La Vecchia Signora was a disrespectful one, noting that he did not inform the English side of his intent to sign for the Turin-based squad. Nevertheless, the 19-year old player is a promising figure in the midfield, having scored long-range goals such as his former side’s win against Portsmouth in the 2011 FA Youth Cup.

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