Wednesday January 9 2019
Sky: Gabbiadini to Samp is done

Sampdoria have struck a deal to sign Manolo Gabbiadini on loan with €12m obligation to buy from Southampton, claim Sky Sport Italia.

According to transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, the two clubs have agreed terms and so has the player.

It’ll be a loan to the end of the season for €3m with compulsory option to buy for another €9m.

He is expected to undergo his medical in Genoa on Friday, flying in tomorrow.

The contract runs to June 2023 and is worth €1.5m per year, including bonuses.

Real Betis were among the other clubs interested, but a return to Sampdoria proved too intriguing a draw to tun down.

The 27-year-old Italy international already played at Samp from the summer of 2013 to January 2015, when moving on to Napoli.

He has been at Southampton since January 2017 in a move worth €17m, but struggled for playing time recently.

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