The last day of the transfer market in Serie A ends in a surprising fashion especially for big teams as some of them acquired a rather unthinkable players with a very minimal cost as most of the deal are in the form of a loan or free transfer. Among many late arrivals made in the final day on the market in Italy, the surprising purchasing arrives from two Milan teams and also Juventus, that acquired the likes of Nagatomo, Nicolas Legrotaglie and Alessandro Matri.
Inter Swap Santon for Nagatomo
Inter Milan could pretty much be considered to make a unique move in the market as out of nowhere they suddenly push a swap move for Cesena’s left back, Yuki Nagatomo, who hasn’t really been linked with the Nerazzurri at all this winter. Evidently, the caused of the move was because one horror defensive display made by their young defender, Davide Santon against Palermo in which also caused the player being used as part of the transfer itself.
Inter signed the Japanese international on a loan until the end of the season and in return, the Nerazzurri also loaned out Santon to Cesena with the same time length, this rather odd swoop was pretty much happened because there isn’t much time left to make any permanent deal. Although Nagatomo is currently being hyped all over the media, but the deal still look like a rush move considering the fact they probably didn’t really need a new left back and should rather focus on working their defensive tactics instead.
Milan Acquired Nicolas Legrotaglie
Just Hours after Milan’s vice president, Adriano Galliani, announced that Milan have already closed their January transfer spree with the signing of young Spanish left back, Didac Vila, a surprising deal arrived when Nicolas Legrotaglie suddenly signed with the Rossoneri. The ex-Juventus man become another short term solution brought in by the red and black squad right after knowing that their captain Massimo Ambrosini suffered another injury in the club’s last game against Catania, last weekend.
Already having plenty midfield players, who mostly went down with injury, the Rossoneri opted a different solution to handle the issue by grabbing an experience center back such as Legrotaglie and moved Thiago Silva into the midfield area. The ex-Chievo defender will only be staying for six months in the club as his contract supposedly ends on June 30 2011 just as the same time as Mark Van Bommel, this short term solution might not be a popular one but could actually helped them out for a while considering the injury issues that they are having at the moment.
Juventus Secured Alessandro Matri
Another surprising transfer in the end of the window also involved another big club as Juventus successfully secured the service of Cagliari’s striker, Alessandro Matri, who was previously linked with several clubs such as Milan and Inter. The Bianconeri took the former Rossoneri’s youth product under a six month loan worth 2,5 million Euro with a buying option worth 15,5 million, aside from that as part of the deal Juve also handed full ownership of young defender Lorenzo Ariaudo, who was preciously co-owned by both teams.
This deal can be considered as a good purchase by the Bianconeri as Matri is a good striker that could help them out considering the injury problems that troubled most of their strikers. However, the ex-Cagliari man’s arrival also forced another player leaving the club as Carvalho Amauri has also went to Parma on a six month loan, after finding out that he might not have much playing again at Juve.
There are many other transfers activity that happened on the last day in Serie A, however those three clubs looked to be the ones making all the headlines lately and their last day market does raised some eyebrows for many people. Not only the choice of players that brings interest, the fact that those major clubs opted a short and cheap options kinda proved the uniqueness of the Italian league.