Napoli does not want to rest on its laurels before the onslaught of Juventus. Therefore, its new coach Carlo Ancelotti plans to strengthen the team with a Chilean and an Argentine
Carlo Ancelotti, who assumed the technical direction of SSC Napoli since May 23, wants to make an elite team that will compete seriously for the title of the Italian League, also called Scudetto. According to several specialized portals such as Marca, The Sun, and Sport Mediaset, the Italian strategist plans several signings, including two Latin Americans, which would not only enhance greatly the team of the Partenopean but would make the Italian league a competition of greater interest in Europe.
Ancelotti and Italy want to regain the throne in Europe
The Spanish league and the English league have disputed with each other, for more than a decade, the title of "the best league in the world". This battle has been won by the League of Spain, as it has been ratified by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) as the best league in the world from 2010 to the present, overthrowing to the English league, which was the best between 2007 and 2009.
And the Italian league? 2006 was the last year in which the Serie A was considered the best league in the world, but in 2018 everything can change. Not even the World Cup has been able to eclipse the transfer market, in which the Italian clubs have been highly active, signing great figures. Inter Milan signed the Argentinian Lautaro Martínez and the Belgian Radja Nainggolan. Roma did the same with the Dutchman Justin Kluivert and the Argentine Javier Pastore. The Milan hired the Croatian Alen Halilović, while Juventus strengthened with nothing the Portuguese Cancelo, the German Emre Can and the global superstar: Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Serie A not only took the Spanish league one of the best players of all time, also ended with one of the best duels in the history of the sport: Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi. So, what will Carlo Ancelotti and his Napoli do to contribute further to this Serie A goal of becoming the best league?
Arturo Vidal could return to Italy?
The last season of the Chilean Arturo Vidal was not the best of his career. The midfielder suffered several injuries that relegated him from the ownership, as the Colombian James Rodriguez, the Frenchman Corentin Tolisso, and the Spanish Thiago made up for his absence. On the other hand, Bayern has just signed another midfielder: the German Leon Goretzka, which indicates overpopulation in the midfield of the Bavarian giant.
Vidal could strengthen Napoli valuablely as the Azzurri midfield, with the exception of the captain Marek Hamsík, lacks players with a hierarchy. Vidal and Ancelotti have known each other since the Italian directed Bayern Munich, and "Ancelotti wants his strong man in the middle of the field at Bayern Munich, Arturo Vidal," said The Sun.
Di María, another old acquaintance
The Argentine offensive midfielder and the Italian coach coincided at Real Madrid just over four years ago, so both know their capabilities. Napoli urgently need to reinforce their midfield and Ángel Di María does not have ownership in PSG, so it would be a beneficial contract for both parties.
"PSG, which has a great talent ahead, is willing to give in to Ángel Di María and Napoli does not want to miss the opportunity to give Carlo Ancelotti a top-level player capable of increasing the team's competitiveness even more than last year that with Maurizio Sarri in the bank has touched the miracle," says Sport Mediaset.
Benzema: from the merengue to the azzurri?
Several international media have placed the merengues in the club in southern Italy since Ancelotti was in Madrid the first week of July. Ancelotti "met with José Ángel Sánchez, general manager of Real Madrid (...) and in the meeting came to light several names of players that interest the Napoli," says Marca, making it clear that the renowned strategist negotiates in the Spanish capital.
The sale of Benzema would be conditioned by the arrival of a forward to Real Madrid. Real Madrid is always used to reinforce itself with a great player after the end of the World Cup, so in a few weeks, it could break the market buying several players and selling many others.
The Italian league seems to be running in the fight to define which is the best league in the world and for some a strong movement in world soccer is coming. If the signings that Ancelotti is working for his Napoli are completed, Serie A would give a coup of authority and European soccer would enter a new era, which looks very different from the one seen in the last decade.
LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana
Translated from "Estos son los dos latinoamericanos que podrían reforzar aún más la Liga de Italia"