Sunday July 10 2016
Official: Castan joins Sampdoria

Roma defender Leandro Castan has officially joined Sampdoria on loan.

The centre-back had already been training with his new teammates and Coach Marco Giampaolo.

A statement made the move official this evening – a dry loan with no option to buy.

The loan costs Samp €0.5m, rising to €0.75m depending on bonuses.

It’s a chance for Castan to play regularly after missing the entire 2014-15 season due to delicate brain surgery.

He had an operation to remove a cavernoma – cluster of irregular blood vessels – in the brain, which was causing him to feel permanently sea-sick.

Although he returned for the 2015-16 campaign, Castan only made six appearances in all competition.

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