Sampdoria have reportedly sold Argentina’s World Cup goalkeeper Sergio Romero to Benfica for €0.8m.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a deal was quickly struck with the Portuguese club.
Romero hadn’t played for Samp since December, as he was loaned to Monaco in January and struggled for playing time there too.
Despite being snubbed throughout the season, he still became a hero of Argentina’s World Cup campaign.
It is reported the 27-year-old cost just €800,000, but above all the Blucerchiati will now save on his wages.
Sampdoria are now thought to be targeting Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.