Juventus has won six-straight scudetti, but both Roma and Napoli chased The Old Lady deep into this season before relenting to the UEFA Champions League finalist.
This was good. Frankly, Serie A needed a title race. Two of Juve’s six-straight titles came with 17-point cushions on second place.
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Assuming Napoli and Roma can continue to fire, Serie A could be primed for one of its deeper title battles in a long, long time. That’s because Inter Milan and AC Milan are both making some impressive moves in bids to move up the Italian ladder.
The latter grows stronger by the day, adding Porto star Andre Silva on Monday to give I Rossoneri a legit quarter of new faces for next season. Milan had already added relentless midfielder Franck Kessie, Villarreal center back Mateo Musacchio, and Swiss left back Ricardo Rodriguez of Wolfsburg.
The club already boasts 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, center back Alessio Romagnoli, and captain Riccardo Montolivo, but needed significant upgrades to challenge for anything higher than sixth (Their 63 points were one more than Inter).
Now, theoretically, it can boast a young and hungry XI. Personal opinion: if Milan can land either a right wing or a center attacking mid that would push Suso right, it can compete for a Champions League place.
De Sciglio — Romagnoli — Musacchio — Rodriguez
Kessie — Montolivo
XXXX — Suso — Bonaventura