Once again heading into the final quarter of the season, Serie A is once again proving itself to be one of the most exciting leagues in world football.
With Napoli and Milan tied on 57 points at the point after 27 games played, and Inter Milan hot on their heels with 55 points and a game in hand, there’s no question that Italian football is one of the most balanced leagues in Europe.
And that’s before we factor in a resurgent Juventus who started poorly, languishing in the lower-mid table until Allegri’s tactics finally started to pay dividends for the Bianconeri faithful.
Arguably one man has been responsible for Juventus’ uptick in form, and it’s once again a case of history repeating itself. Much to the disappointment of Fiorentina fans, star striker Dusan Vlahovic opted to join the dark side following in the footsteps of a certain Roberto Baggio.
More recently the likes of Felipe Melo, Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi accentuated this disappointing trend by switching from the Viola to Juventus, however not all transfers have been deemed successful.
This brings us onto the top goalscorer in Serie A; in short will the ex-Fiorentina man be able to fire the Bianconeri up the table and challenging for the title?
Let’s see who is in the running to be crowned capocannoniere 2021/2022.
Dusan Vlahovic – 20 goals in 25 games
Regarded by Pavel Nedved as the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo (and former top goal scorer of Serie A), the young Serbian superstar was born in 2000 and plays with a maturity beyond his years. Dusan Vlahovic scored almost 1 in 2 goals for Fiorentina (44 goals in 98 appearances), and if he continues his form with Juventus he is destined to win the award.
Ciro Immobile – 19 goals in 22 games
The most prolific Italian striker playing in Italy today, Ciro Immobile is quite simply a goal machine. Despite receiving some criticism for his lacklustre scoring for the Azzuri (the national team) and a ill-fated spell at Borussia Dortmund, Ciro has proven season after seas that if he plays, he will bag goals.
Still in the running:
Giovanni Simeone – 15 goals in 25 games
Son of Athletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone who famously plied his trade for Inter Milan and Lazio, Giovanni is carving out his own niche in the peninsula. Unlike his father, he plays as striker and so far he proven to be a reliable goal-scorer. If he hits his stride with a robust Hellas Verona there’s no telling how many goals he could score.
Tammy Abraham – 12 goals in 26 games
One of Jose Mourinho’s marquee signings at Roma, the ex-Chelsea man has endured a fairly inconsistent season thus far – as have his entire teammates. If Roma can find some form, and start improving their service, then there’s no reason why Tammy can’t double his tally come end of the season.
Last but not least we have the two hitmen from defending Champions Internazionale.
Lautaro Martinez – 11 goals in 24 games
It’s fair to say Martinez has struggled somewhat since his title winning partner Romelu Lukaku rejoined chelsea in a club record fee of £97.5 million pounds. Nevertheless he continues to lead the line and is certainly capable of banging in the goals.
Edin Dzeko – 10 goals in 25 games
Signed from Roma in a cut-price deal as Lukaku’s replacement, the Premier League and Manchester City legend continues to score goals despite his advancing years. It’s highly unlikely either him or his teammate Martinez will win top-goalscorer, however stranger things have happened in football!
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