Tuesday July 16 2013
Samp tighten grip on Romero

Sampdoria have insisted that goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be joining Roma this summer.

The Argentine has been paired with a move to the Stadio Olimpico after the Giallorossi sold Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham.

“Romero will not be leaving,” Doria sporting director Carlo Osti noted. “And that is for certain.”

Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is a fan of the 26-year-old whom he almost signed himself two years ago for the capital club.

Romero instead joined Samp in August 2011 after a €3.5m fee was agreed with Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.