Friday August 17 2018
Official: Saponara joins Sampdoria

It is now official that Sampdoria have signed Riccardo Saponara, on loan with option to buy from Fiorentina.

According to various sources, the cost of the operation is €2m for the one-season loan and an option to purchase for another €9m next summer.

The 26-year-old joined the Viola in January 2017 on an initial loan deal, which was made permanent that summer.

The former Italian Under-21 international made 20 appearances in all competitions, but is now set to move to the Blucerchiati.

Saponara is reunited with former Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo.

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