2. Gianluca Scamacca
Scamacca should be within Juventus’ grasp this winter, although Sassuolo won’t bend over for the Bianconeri. They’ll demand a pretty penny for their star striker in January with the Neroverdi having little reason to sell.
The brutish but paradoxically subtle Scamacca has enjoyed a fine season in Serie A, scoring five times in just nine starts.
The 22-year-old is much more than a goalscorer, though. In a possession-oriented Sassuolo side, Scamacca functions as a technical outlet up top. He boasts a multi-faceted profile, with his ball-striking, physicality and intensity out of possession all distinctly impressive features of his game.
With Scamacca, I see a forward capable of dominating Calcio in the coming years, but he only ranks second on this list because, well, number one has already embarked on his Italian conquest…
1. Dusan Vlahovic
We’re running out of superlatives to describe this man. Many thought Vlahovic’s stock peaked in the summer as Europe’s elite craved his services following a 21-goal Serie A season in 2020/21, but no.
After 17 matchdays in Italy’s top-flight this time around, Vlahovic has already scored 15 times to lead the race for Capocannoniere. His stock is on an ever-increasing surge, baby, and there are no signs of a crash anytime soon.
We’ve noted what the towering Serbian will provide Juve should he arrive in Turin next year, and the Bianconeri should do absolutely everything they can to ensure Vlahovic’s next step on his path to superstardom continues in black and white.
There’s a ruthless efficiency about Vlahovic that’s almost unsettling. The 21-year-old – a remarkable fact in itself – is a cold-blooded killer in front of goal and he’s slowly starting to prove that he’s more than a mere penalty box poacher – an art which he’s mastered.
Negotiations with Fiorentina for the Serb’s signature will be difficult, but the striker’s arrival could be rebuild-changing in Piedmont.