Serie A is rare in being both a top European league as well as one that sells its stars abroad for relatively cheap fees.
That could be because Italian clubs are full of Simone Zazas but it’s undeniable that a number of exciting talents are plying their trade in Serie A.
As a Croatian, Slaven Bilic is likely well-versed when it comes to the ins and outs of Italian football and Southampton’s recent acquisition of Manolo Gabbiadini only goes to show the calibre of deal which can be struck.
Serie A has been something of a hit-and-miss league for Premier League clubs when it comes to recruitment in recent years, but talents like Gabbiadini as well as others such as Angelo Ogbonna and Matteo Darmian show there is a wealth of relatively cheap talent in Italy.
With that in mind, here are three Serie A stars that we think would go down a treat in east London…