Friday July 27 2018
Official: Defrel loaned to Samp

Roma confirm they have loaned forward Gregoire Defrel to Sampdoria for the 2018-19 season.

As part of the deal, the Blucerchiati will also have the option to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent basis next summer.

Though French, Defrel has spent the entirety of his career in Italian football, with spells at Parma, Foggia, Cesena and Sassuolo prior to joining the Giallorossi.

His form with the Neroverdi earned him a move to the Stadio Olimpico last summer.

However, he scored just one goal in 20 appearances under Eusebio Di Francesco last season.

As such, he has been allowed to move to Marassi as he searches for more regular game time.