Friday July 13 2012
Torino back in B – for a striker

Serie A new boys Torino have snapped up Sassuolo's Gianluca Sansone in a co-ownership deal.

It's an important reinforcement for the Granata, whose President Urbano Cairo has been criticised by fans for the club's inactivity on the transfer market.

Sassuolo announced the news on their website last night, wishing the player “good luck for his new adventure in Serie A.”

Sansone is a 25-year-old attacker who has turned out for Gallipoli, Lanciano and Frosinone in the past. He was the third top scorer in Serie B last term with 20 goals, but missed out on the chance to play in the top flight with Sassuolo, failing to convert a penalty in the club's play-off semi final defeat to Sampdoria.

Soon after President Giorgio Squinzi announced his intention to scale back financial backing and eventually sell the Modena based outfit.

Toro are also tipped to recruit Napoli's Mario Santana and Siena's Alessandro Gazzi in the near future. 

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