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Why is Serie A Attracting so Many Premier League Stars?

At times throughout the history of the game, Serie A has proved to be the most alluring league in the world. In post-war Italy, players from England and elsewhere were drawn by big salaries, luxury lifestyles, and state-of-the-art facilities and training methods. Players who made the switch received substantial signing-on fees and huge bonuses while those in England received a basic wage, no signing-on fee and were tied to contracts with no expiry date. The golden era In the 1980s and 90s, many of the world’s best footballers flocked to the peninsula again as the Italian league proved to be the strongest in Europe. This included a mini-exodus of stars from the English top flight. Luther Blisset, Gordan Cowans, Trevor Francis, Mark Hateley, Ray Wilkins, Liam Brady, Joe Jordan, Graem...