No, I’m not talking about the latest season of money heist or a recent retelling of the 1969 British film a comedy about a group of thieves from England trying to rob a safe in Italy. I am instead talking about the recent invasion of the Italian Serie A by exports of the English Premier League. A lot of transfers have taken place in the last few months from the English league to the Italian top-flight. Inter Milan have been the biggest beneficiaries first with the hiring of former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and accusation of want-away strikers Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez.
Inter signed Lukaku for a reported 80 million euros on a five-year contract. The big Belgian forward comes with a huge reputation from the Premier League has proven himself as a reliable goal scorer. Belgium will be hoping to put behind him the last few troubled months and regain his form as the apex predatory striker. His début goal on the first matchday of the season should go a long way in rebuilding his confidence and pay back the faith that the top Italian side has shown in him. For Alexis Sánchez, this offers a chance at A New Beginning for the Chilean who never clicked into gear at Old Trafford. Signed on a season-long loan the former FC Barcelona and Arsenal striker will also hope to get back to his devastating best and win laurels with Inter Milan. The skillful Chilean will be desperate to shake off the tag as a washed-up player trying to earn an easy paycheck.
AS Roma also followed suit but the season-long loan signing of Chris Smalling from Manchester United. The English Defender brings a wealth of experience from the English Premier League having featured an impressive 300 times for the Red Devils. The former Europa League Cup winner will also be expecting to have a good time in the Italian capital city and hope he can win over the fans with consistent top displays.
We wait to see how this turns out if foreign Invaders from the British Isles will Conquer the Italian league.