Five starlets expected to have big year in the upcoming campaign.
The reliance on youth in Serie A has steadily increased over the last few years, as a whole host of Italian clubs have gradually been forced to sell some of their more established players.
Their departure has presented an opportunity for these youngsters to impress, while some of the top clubs in Italy are now actively seeking the stars of the future in order to avoid substantial transfer fees and wages.
Despite the arrival of some of Europe’s biggest names this summer, the new season promises to set the stage for a number of these young hopefuls to make their name. Our Serie A expert takes a closer look at five who are set for big things over the course of the next nine months.