Sampdoria have completed the signing of Lorenzo De Silvestri from Fiorentina, the Marassi outfit have confirmed.
The 24-year-old joins Doria on a loan deal with an option to be netted outright at the end of the current campaign.
“I immediately accepted this possibility, all it took was one phone call,” the right-back noted. “I have a great desire to kick-start my career.
“I’ve already got a taste of the Sampdoria fans over Twitter. I’ve received a lot of messages of support.
“There is a positive environment here and I will meet up with a lot of friends from the past. There is also my idol within the coaching staff – Angelo Peruzzi.”
The Roman started his career in the Lazio youth system and he joined the Stadio Franchi outfit in August 2009 on a five-year deal.
A former Italian Under-21 international, he has also been capped at full international level by Cesare Prandelli.