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Monday October 1 2018
Defrel: ‘I was injured’

Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel reveals “I was feeling an ankle injury” before his winning goal against Spal.

The Frenchman turned home Fabio Quagliarella’s assist to give the hosts the three points, but was substituted just six minutes later. Click here for a match report.

“I was feeling an ankle injury which has given me problems in the past,” Defrel confessed in his post-match interview with Sky.

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Monday October 1 2018
Quagliarella inspires Sampdoria

Two assists from Fabio Quagliarella handed Sampdoria a 2-1 win over Spal, despite Emil Audero’s mistake.

The young goalkeeper spilled one to the feet of Alberto Paloschi, but his veteran teammate cleverly set up Karol Linetty and Gregoire Defrel to hand Marco Giampaolo's side the three points.

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Saturday September 15 2018
Giampaolo: 'Not easy at all'

Marco Giampaolo insists Sampdoria “didn’t have an easy game at all” against Frosinone, despite the 5-0 final result.

The Blucerchiati are on a roll, as after thumping Napoli 3-0, they tore Frosinone apart 5-0 at the Stadio Benito Stirpe.

“There’s no time to enjoy it, because we immediately have another game coming up against Fiorentina,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday September 15 2018
Defrel: 'I lacked confidence'

Gregoire Defrel said he had been “just lacking confidence” at Roma, as he spearheaded Sampdoria’s 5-0 demolition of Frosinone.

The Blucerchiati followed up the 3-0 win over Napoli by thrashing Frosinone 5-0 for their biggest ever Serie A away victory.

“There are no easy games in Serie A,” insisted Defrel on DAZN.

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Monday September 3 2018
Sabatini: 'Quagliarella our champion'

Sampdoria technical director Walter Sabatini hailed Gregoire Defrel and “champion” Fabio Quagliarella after beating Napoli 3-0.

The Blucerchiati emerged victorious with a brace from ex-Roma striker Defrel and a wondergoal by Quagliarella.

“The real Sampdoria is the one we saw yesterday, but also the one that played and narrowly lost to Udinese. We have to take the good with the bad,” Sabatini told Gianlucadimarzio.com.

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Sunday September 2 2018
Giampaolo: 'If Ronaldo scored that...'

Sampdoria humiliated Napoli 3-0 and Marco Giampaolo believes “if Cristiano Ronaldo had scored Fabio Quagliarella’s goal, everyone would talk about it.”

The Blucerchiati ran riot at Marassi with a Gregoire Defrel brace and Quagliarella’s astonishing back-heel flick.

“It was a wonderful evening, because to beat Napoli you need to put in a great performance and be fortunate in some incidents,” the Coach told Radio Rai.

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Friday July 27 2018
Official: Defrel loaned to Samp

Roma confirm they have loaned forward Gregoire Defrel to Sampdoria for the 2018-19 season.

As part of the deal, the Blucerchiati will also have the option to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent basis next summer.

Though French, Defrel has spent the entirety of his career in Italian football, with spells at Parma, Foggia, Cesena and Sassuolo prior to joining the Giallorossi.

His form with the Neroverdi earned him a move to the Stadio Olimpico last summer.

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Tuesday July 24 2018
Defrel has Samp medical

Roma striker Gregoire Defrel is all but a Sampdoria player after undergoing his medical on Tuesday.

CalcioNews24 is one of several publications that report Defrel had his medical tests at the Villa Stuart clinic in Rome.

The Frenchman is set to join the Blucerchiati on a season-long loan for a €1.5m fee, with a €19m option to buy next summer.

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Monday July 23 2018
Samp agree Defrel deal

Sampdoria have agreed a deal to sign Roma striker Gregoire Defrel on loan with an option to buy.

According to ANSA and Sky Sport Italia, Samp will sign Defrel on a season-long loan for €1.5m and able to buy him outright for €18-19m.

The Frenchman is expected to undergo his medical on Wednesday, before taking Duvan Zapata’s place in the Blucerchiati squad.

Injuried and poor form limited the 27-year-old to just once in 20 appearances for Roma last term.

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Monday July 23 2018
Sampdoria meet for Defrel

Sampdoria are reportedly meeting with Gregoire Defrel’s agent to work out the final details in a move from Roma.

The Blucerchiati have been heavily linked with the Frenchman, especially after loaning Duvan Zapata to Atalanta.

Now Sky Italia is reporting that technical director Walter Sabatini and President Massimo Ferrero are meeting Defrel’s agent to define the final details.

It’s likely that the former Sassuolo man would arrive on an initial loan deal, with an option or obligation to buy.

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