Football: The five biggest summer transfers in Italy

Football: The five biggest summer transfers in Italy

ROME - The five biggest transfers in Italy during the summer transfer window, which closed on Monday night.

Alvaro Morata - Real Madrid to Juventus; 20 million euros (S$32.818 million)

Highly promising Spanish under-21 striker who never managed to become a regular in Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid side.

He scored 11 goals in 52 matches for the Spanish giants between 2010 and 2014.

The 21-year-old was a pivotal member of Spain's under-21 side who won the 2013 European Championship after landing the Under-19 version in 2011.

He will hope that he doesn't face the same problem in gaining a regular place in Turin as he faces competition from experienced Argentinian Carlos Tevez and Spanish international Fernando Llorente.

Juan Iturbe - Verona to Roma; 22 million euros

The Argentine under-20 international has already drawn comparisons with his compatriot Lionel Messi as like him he is a dazzlingly quick diminutive goal-scorer.

Spent last season on loan at Verona from River Plate, where he scored eight goals before the club bought him outright in May 2014.

Just two months later, he was sold to Roma who can offer him Champions League football for the upcoming campaign.

Spent most of his life in Paraguay but declared his international future to Argentina.

Gary Medel - Cardiff to Inter Milan; 12.5 million euros

The 27-year-old Chilean international made the trip from the Cardiff City Stadium to the historic San Siro after earning a move following an impressive World Cup.

The Santiago-born defensive midfielder or centre-back also had spells with Boca Juniors and Sevilla and was never likely to stay at Cardiff once they were relegated from the Premier League, with his World Cup performances making him an attractive proposition for potential buyers.

Has scored five goals in 61 appearances for Chile and was also part of the 2010 World Cup squad.

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