The Italian transfer market has come to a close. Here are the main transfers.

The winter transfer market session in Italy officially closed at 8pm on Thursday 1 February.
The winter transfer market session in Italy officially closed at 8pm on Thursday 1 February. / Insidefoto/GettyImages

The winter session represents for some football clubs the moment to make up for purchases from the previous summer session which turned out to be incorrect, while in other cases it allows them to make up for any staff shortages or unexpected injuries.

Here are the main deals of the top teams.

1. ACF Fiorentina

Andrea Belotti
Andrea Belotti tries to relaunch himself after the disappointing experience in Rome / Maurizio Lagana/GettyImages

Fiorentina is once again trying to find a striker in the transfer market who can finally represent the finisher who can take advantage of the large quantity of opportunities created on average per match by the team coached by Vincenzo Italiano.

The search led to striker Andrea Belotti who is looking for revenge after his disappointing personal experience with AS Roma where he never gained full ownership, if anything constituting first Tammy Abraham's reserve and subsequently sitting behind Romelu Lukaku.

Another important acquisition for the Viola is fullback Marco Faraoni, on loan from Hellas Verona, who will certainly be a valid resource on the right flank given that he is a very experienced footballer as well as skilled in both the defensive and offensive phases.

On the other hand, attacker Josip Brekalo, who goes on loan to Hajduk Split, and defender Yerry Mina who goes to Cagliari, are leaving.

2. FC Internazionale

Tajon Buchanan
Tajon Buchanan had moved to Serie A from Belgium's Club Bruges. / Pier Marco Tacca/GettyImages

The current Serie A leaders did not need any particular additions. If anything they could have focused on a new striker to give greater strength to the offensive department making it even more effective. Nonetheless, the Neroazzurri club still moved on the market to find a replacement for Juan Cuadrado who has undergone an operation on his Achilles tendon which will make him unavailable at least until April. So here is the arrival of Tajon Buchanan from Club Bruges. The Canadian footballer's strengths are dribbling and speed.

However, the managers of FC Internazionale have moved in advance to secure two important transfers who could be part of the club's future squad. They are Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi (from FC Porto), and Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski from Napoli.

Also noteworthy is the temporary loan out to Sevilla FC of young French midfielder Lucien Agoumé.

3. Juventus FC

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz new signing for the Bianconeri / Robin Jones/GettyImages

La Vecchia Signora is a top contender for the Scudetto. Precisely for this reason, coach Massimiliano Allegri has expressed his desire not to change the squad too much, not wanting to run the risk of compromising the balance of the group. This does not mean that the coach would not have appreciated some reinforcements but only refined and targeted additions that would have introduced freshness and not caused havoc.

So here are two new arrivals, both young and with potential that is not fully expressed. These are defender Tiago Djalo from LOSC Lille, whose arrival in Turin was brought forward given that his contract with the French team would expire in June 2024, and Argentine attacking midfielder Carlos Alcaraz, taken on loan with the right to buy from Southampton.

4. SS Lazio

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Maurizio Sarri coach of SS Lazio / Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/GettyImages

The Biancoceleste is an exception because it was not the protagonist of any negotiations, with the exception of the outgoing operation relating to the midfielder Toma Basic loaned to Salernitana.

The inactivity of SS Lazio is surprising considering they will have to face an opponent of a much different caliber such as Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16, while in Serie A the fight for the top four places is very fierce.

5. AC Milan

Matteo Gabbia
Matteo Gabbia immediately proved to be very useful in the comeback win against Frosinone / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

The Rossoneri, due to the numerous injuries that devastated their defense and midfield in the first part of the season, could have done decidedly more. Instead, the management focused on two well-targeted additions. In detail, it concerns the early return of defender Matteo Gabbia from his loan to Villarreal and of the young Filippo Terracciano from Hellas Verona who should temporarily make up for the very heavy absences in defense of Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori.

As regards the midfield, however, the sale of Rade Krunic to the Turkish team Fenerbahce was not adequately replaced so much so that, also considering Tommaso Pobega's absence due to injury, the numerical emergency in this precious department may have been underestimated by the management and will be destined to be noticed soon.

6. SSC Napoli

Cyril Ngonge
In the last season Cyril Ngonge contributed to the salvation of Hellas Verona in the play-off match against Spezia. / Ivan Romano/GettyImages

The reigning champs are experiencing a truly troubled season for a whole series of reasons, not least the disappointing technical guidance of coach Rudi Garcia who, in addition to the friction that arose with the dressing room, was replaced by Walter Mazzarri.

Therefore, the transfer window proved to be a great opportunity to give new life and diversification to your squad in order to aim for a rise in the championship.

Four new arrivals: Leander Dendoncker, on loan from Aston Villa; Hamed Traorè, on loan from Bournemouth; Pasquale Mazzocchi from Salernitana and, finally, the very interesting prospect Cyril Ngonge from Hellas Verona, an offensive winger who has already amply demonstrated his flashes of talent.

The only departure was midfielder Elif Elmas, to RB Leipzig.

7. AS Roma

Tommaso Baldanzi
Tommaso Baldanzi is the star of the Italian under-21 national team / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

The Giallorossi team could be considered the queen of the Italian transfer market. In fact, the Giallorossa team made three important moves.

The first is the promising defender Dean Huijsen, on loan from Juventus FC, who made a move towards the capital convinced by the charisma of coach Jose Mourinho. However, the Portuguese coach was sacked even before the transfer window closed.

The second shot is further interesting – Angeliño. The left back has established himself in recent years, especially with the RB Leipzig shirt, as one of the most valid in his role in the entire European scenario.

Finally, we have the attacking midfielder Tommaso Baldanzi, taken from Empoli FC, who represents one of the most talented young players in the Italian football scene and who could represent an excellent short-term alternative to star Paulo Dybala whose presence cannot be guaranteed regularly due to the continuous physical ailments that torment him.

8. The Bet

Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng won the World Cup with the German national team in 2014 / Oliver Hardt/GettyImages

Surprisingly, Salernitana, last in the standings with only 12 points from 22 games, secured the sporting performances of German defender Jerome Boateng, previously released. Indeed, the management of Salernitana has already placed internationally acclaimed shots in the past, just think of the experience of French World Cup champion Franck Ribery in the 2021-2022 season as well as the recent purchase of Mexican star Guillermo Ochoa who has quickly become one of the best goalkeepers of the previous season, contributing with his performances to the salvation of Salernitana.

9. The most important transfer

Radu Dragusin
Radu Dragusin on his debut for Tottenham Hotspur / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The Romanian defender Radu Dragusin, who was purchased by the English club Tottenham Hotspur, bids farewell to Serie A in advance, adding to the latest purchases made by the London team from our league, such as the goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario and the left back Destiny Udogie who soon proved to be excellent deals .

His sale can be considered as a great missed opportunity for those top clubs in the Italian championship who are still looking for a young defender who can be trusted for the future, also given the young age of the aforementioned.