Thursday January 9 2014
Cassano: 'I wanted Sampdoria'

Parma star Antonio Cassano revealed he “really wanted to go to Sampdoria, but it’s not going to happen.”

FantAntonio had been heavily linked with a January switch to his former club, particularly as his wife is from Genoa and wanted to go home.

“I really wanted to go to Genoa, but I am also happy here, so it’s not going to happen,” Cassano told TV show Striscia La Notizia.

Cassano left Sampdoria in January 2011 following a blazing row with President Riccardo Garrone, although the two made up before the patron’s death.

He was also asked to send a video message to Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli ahead of the World Cup.

“Remember Cassano still exists!”

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