8. Freddy Guarin
In January 2012, Guarín joined Inter Milan for €1.5 million, on loan, with the player replacing Paris Saint-Germain-bound Thiago Motta. During the summer, they made his move permanent paying up €11 million.
Guarin is also one of the many Colombians to have managed to play more than 100 games for a single club, having appeared in a total of 114 matches and netted 15 times. However, it was when the Chinese powerhouse Shanghai Shenhua came knocking at the door, that he left the Nerazzurri for a staggering €10 million per season deal in China. In 2018, he was quoted to be willing to return to Italy.
Italy is unique – there is nowhere like it, dear Guarin.
7. Cristian Zapata
Since leaving Deportivo Cali back in 2005, Zapata has spent the majority part of his career in Serie A.
He started his Italian adventure in Udine, where he made almost 170 appearances during his six years stay. Villareal lured him to Spain in 2011, but not long after, he returned in Italy to wear the AC Milan jersey. Although sidelined with serious injuries on few occasions, he managed to fight for his place in the starting squad.
However, with the Rossoneri changing management and head coach, the club equally changed its plans for the players and decided not to extend his already running contract. Since this summer, Zapata has become a Genoa player, again opting not to leave Italy.