Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero pledged to “convince” Sampdoria, but denied he turned down Manchester United.
The shot-stopper impressed at the World Cup, but Samp tried and failed to sell him this summer after his loan spell at Monaco.
“I want to prove my worth at Sampdoria, where I can find my room to play,” Romero told Secolo XIX newspaper.
“I spoke to Ferrero, Osti and Mihajlovic, who said that if I do well he’ll give me an opportunity.”
The World Cup silver medallist was heavily linked with Benfica and Manchester United, but failed to agree terms.
“I had two or three options, but none of them went well. I did not ask for more money from Benfica and I also read that I rejected United. Do you really think anyone would’ve turned down one of the world’s top clubs?”