Ranking the 5 most valuable goalkeepers in Serie A right now - August 2021

Serie A is home to some talented goalkeepers!
Serie A is home to some talented goalkeepers!

Compared to other top European leagues, Serie A clubs seem to be having a relatively silent transfer window.

What a time to be alive! Isn't it? 2021 has arguably been one of the most surprising and shocking years for football fans around the globe, owing to the sheer amount of shocking transfer news.

Jack Grealish's record-breaking transfer to Manchester City, PSG signing Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi for free, etc. We football fans are still trying to wrap our heads around these facts this term.

Rewinding to a few years ago, we have seen an explosion in the transfer market. The price tags have skyrocketed and clubs fearlessly splash money to grab their men.

From transfer records being broken once every three to five years, we are now witnessing the same happening almost every year. Another massive change is the hefty fee that clubs are willing to pay to grab defenders and goalkeepers, which only applied to forwards and midfielders earlier.

However, this isn't surprising anymore. The kind of prowess modern era defenders and goalkeepers display establishes their importance and ability to determine the game from behind. This is now reflected fairly well in their respective market values. Without further ado, here is a look at the

5 most valuable goalkeepers in Serie A at the moment


#5 Alessio Cragno - Cagliari (€20.00m)

Alessio Cragno finished the 2019 Serie A season as the goalkeeper with the most saves (152)
Alessio Cragno finished the 2019 Serie A season as the goalkeeper with the most saves (152)

The Florence-born shot-stopper has spent most of his career playing in Serie B. His constant displays of consistency earned him a place in the senior team with his current club in the 2017-18 season.

For the past four seasons, Alessio Cragno has been guarding Cagliari's goal post. The 2018-19 season stood out for this 27-year-old goalkeeper. He finished the season as the player with the most minutes (3686) played in Serie A and the goalkeeper with the most saves (152) made.

Even though Cagliari finished barely above the relegation zone last season, Alessio Cragno did his bit in doing the best for his team.


#4 Alex Meret - Napoli (€20.00m)

Alex Meret regained his starting XI spot after losing it to Ospina
Alex Meret regained his starting XI spot after losing it to Ospina

Alex Meret has been a popular figure within Serie A for quite some time now. He has been an integral part of Napoli's successes in recent times.

Despite facing competition from David Ospina, Meret has been a regular starter for Gli Azzurri.

Meret fought back from losing his spot to his competitor Ospina during Gennaro Gattuso's reign. Following his heroics that helped Napoli win the 2019-2020 Coppa Italia trophy by beating Juventus, Meret returned to guard Napoli's goal on a regular basis.

The talented and agile goalkeeper maintains the fourth spot on our list of most valuable Serie A goalkeepers with a valuation of €20 million.

#3 Juan Musso - Atalanta (€20.00m)

Juan Musso will be marking his debut with Atalanta in the upcoming season
Juan Musso will be marking his debut with Atalanta in the upcoming season

No team in Serie A has been as eye-catching as Atalanta in recent times. I Nerazzurri has evolved to become one of the top teams in Italy's top tier for a couple of seasons now.

The same has resulted in them beating heavyweights Juventus and Napoli to third spot in the 2020-21 Serie A table, subsequently earning a UEFA Champions League spot.

While Atalanta made headlines with the number of goals scored, their backline's contribution was just as crucial. To further bolster their defense ahead of the upcoming season, Atalanta signed a 27-year-old goalkeeper from Udinese who goes by the name of Juan Musso.

Musso, who was a regular starter for his previous side, was instrumental in helping Udinese finish safely above the relegation zone. It will be thrilling to see what Juan Musso can bring to the table with Atalanta.


#2 Mike Maignan - AC Milan (€25.00m)

Mike Maignan is set to occupy the vacant spot left by Donnarumma
Mike Maignan is set to occupy the vacant spot left by Donnarumma

Mike Maignan, who is set to fill Donnarumma's boots, must arguably be the player under the most pressure this term.

The 26-year-old Frenchman was the main man for his country's youth outings throughout his earlier years. He now arrives in Serie A after spending a successful tenure with Lille that includes the recent Ligue 1 trophy.

His tall stature and immense experience convinced AC Milan to bestow their trust upon him. As Mike Maignan readies himself to be AC Milan's first choice goalkeeper, Serie A fans are excited to see how he will fare under the responsibility of taking up what was once Donnarumma's job.


#1 Wojciech Szczęsny - Juventus (€25.00m)

Wojciech Szczęsny did a fine job of replacing Buffon as Juventus' numero uno.
Wojciech Szczęsny did a fine job of replacing Buffon as Juventus' numero uno.

Despite their struggles last season, we all know Juventus remain the top team in Serie A and can't be written off.

After going through a few internal changes, the Old Lady now prepare themselves to regain the Scudetto from Inter Milan under Massimiliano Allegri. While Juventus weren't very active during this year's transfer window, they still boast a formidable set of players.

One of them has been Wojciech Szczesny, who has successfully taken the mantle from club legend Gianluigi Buffon. Despite having the bar set high, Szczesny managed to establish himself as one of the most prominent players within Juventus's ranks.

The former Arsenal man remains the most valuable goalkeeper in Serie A and an integral part of Juventus' upcoming season.

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