Thursday August 18 2016
Official: Castan joins Torino

Leandro Castan has officially joined Torino on loan, just a month after his Sampdoria move.

The Roma defender was sent to the Blucerchiati on a dry loan with no option or obligation to buy.

Strangely, it emerged this week that he could be re-routed to Torino without having played a competitive game for Samp, and that has been confirmed this evening.

“Torino announces the signing of the player Leandro Castan from Sampdoria,” a statement on the Granata’s official website confirmed.

“The defender, who is owned by AS Roma, joins the Granata on a temporary basis.”

It’s not clear if a fee was paid to Sampdoria in order to end the loan early.

The centre-back has missed most of the past two seasons after brain surgery and subsequent recovery, and is grateful to his new club for taking a chance on him.

“I want to play football and get back to being a leader,” Castan told Toro’s website.

“At Toro I’ll do everything to show that I deserve this opportunity that the club has given me.

“I’ll do it with humility and few words, because you don’t talk-up your objectives, you have to achieve them.”

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