Tuesday August 21 2012
Samp: 'Poli promised to Juve'

Midfielder Andrea Poli will go to Juventus before any other club in Serie A, according to Sampdoria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.

Poli, who was on loan at Inter last season, returned to the Blucerchiati following their promotion from Serie B.

“Poli is promised to Juventus, but on our terms, in the sense he is a player of great value and prospect. He will go only for the right price,” Garrone told Radio Sportiva.

Sampdoria have made solid moves in the transfer market this summer with former club captain Angelo Palombo returning from a loan spell at Inter, ex-Juve winger Marcelo Estigarribia arriving from Deportivo Maldonado and Maxi Lopez from Milan, via Catania.

Garrone spoke of his satisfaction with new Coach Ciro Ferrara ahead of the season opener against Milan on Sunday.

“Ferrara is doing a great job and is getting the best out of a group that already grew together and managed to get promotion to Serie A.

“He is working well with each of them, and we saw in yesterday's 1-0 win over Barcelona that all the players have adapted to the Coach’s system.”

On former Sampdoria strikers Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini dominating the news, Garrone said: “It’s an interesting change. I know them well, they are different players, but I have great respect for their abilities.

“Good luck to Milan and Inter and I hope they have made the right choice.”