Like the rest of Europe, Serie A has become accustomed to losing it’s best players down the years.
The lure of the Premier League or the glory on offer in Spain with Real Madrid and Barcelona has often seen players depart Serie A.
It’s the way of the game and, unfortunately for Italy’s top flight, something that’s going to continue until they can establish themselves at the top of the game once more.
So who are the players that broke the transfer record when they departed in Serie A? We’ve taken a look at the top five.