From David Beckham To Chris Smalling, How England Stars Performed In Serie A

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There are very few English players like David Beckham who prefer to leave the Premier League in search of different challenges. Keep reading for more.

Written By Abhishek Shetty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Ashley Young completed his £1.28 million move to Inter Milan after spending 9 years in Manchester United. Young has been an influential player for Manchester United and also led the side before he decided to switch sides. Antonio Conte's Inter Milan are currently one of the top contenders for the Serie A 2019-20 title as they are placed second in the points table. The addition of Ashley Young will bring maturity and guidance to the side. 

Young is the third player Antonio Conte has signed from Manchester United within a year. The other two players are Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez (on loan). There are very few English players who prefer to leave the Premier League in search of different challenges. However, there are a few English players who have tried their luck in the Italian top-tier league before. Some managed to shine in Italy. On the other hand, some failed miserably. Let's have a look at some of them.

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Hit or Flop: English players in Serie A before Ashley Young

  1. Player: David Beckham
  2. Club: AC Milan
  3. Spell: 2008-2009
  4. Move: Hit 
  1. Player: Ashley Cole
  2. Club: Roma
  3. Spell: 2014-2016
  4. Move: Flop

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  1. Player: Joe Hart
  2. Club: Torino
  3. Spell: 2016-2017 (Loan)
  4. Move: Hit

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  1. Player: Chris Smalling
  2. Club: Roma
  3. Spell: 2019-   (Loan)
  4. Move: Superhit

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  1. Player: Paul Gascoigne
  2. Club: Lazio
  3. Spell: 1992-1995
  4. Move: Flop
  1. Player: Paul Ince
  2. Club: Inter Milan
  3. Spell: 1995-1997
  4. Move: Hit

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