Angelo Palombo is ready to play in Serie B next season with relegated Sampdoria. "I want to end my career here," he stated.
Palombo has been considering his future in Genoa after the club's shock relegation, but he's ready to stick with his beloved outfit.
"I'll end my career with Sampdoria," the midfielder, who will be 30-years-old in September, declared.
"I'm proud to have received some important offers after the season I've just had with Sampdoria and I thank the clubs who have come forward.
"However, I haven't thought about leaving here, not even for a moment.
"I think I have already demonstrated how tied I am to this shirt.
"The armband which I wear every Sunday is something that is an honour but also a responsibility.
"You see the value of a true captain in times like this."
The midfielder, who is hoping to be part of Italy's Euro 2012 squad next summer, has been linked with moves to Inter, Fiorentina and Napoli.
Palombo, formerly of Urbania, joined Doria in the summer of 2002 after three years with Fiorentina.