Sunday July 27 2014
Colombia's Yepes close to Samp

Colombia captain Mario Yepes is close to joining Sampdoria after his spell at Atalanta.

The 38-year-old defender proved he’s still got plenty of life left in his playing career during the World Cup.

He is a free agent after his contract with Atalanta expired, but could well remain in Serie A.

According to Sportitalia, Yepes is close to signing for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Sampdoria.

He would provide experience and guidance for the younger members of the defence.

The Blucerchiati had approached Walter Samuel for that role, but the ex-Inter star opted for FC Basel in Switzerland.

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