- 1 Oct 2020
- Team supported
- Manchester City
Maybe for the typical English team a player coming from the Italian league could be a guarantee of very little, but given that that’s a very tactical league (easily on average more so than the PL), I would say that for a Pep team that’s a good place to come fromOr you could accept that Italian football is about as close to international football as it gets and, even in downturns, Italy has been able to win trophies on the international stage.
There can be good players who cannot perform in other leagues. Italian football has always been slower and more methodical in comparison to England.
Germany is as close to the English game in terms of both the energy and transitions, irrespective of your competitiveness argument, as Pep has also stated previously.
Lukaku has done little so far and I will also reserve judgement on Ronaldo, as he is a stop-gap signing, rather than someone City would be relying to score goals for the next five years.
Vlahovic might well be a decent player, but he's not the level of Kane or Haaland.