SportGabbiadini completes £12million switch to Sampdoria

17:15  11 january  2019
17:15  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Gabbiadini completes move to Sampdoria

Gabbiadini completes move to Sampdoria Southampton have confirmed that Manolo Gabbiadini has left the club to sign for Sampdoria. Twitter: #SaintsFC can confirm that @Mgabbia23 has completed a permanent move to #Sampdoria: https://t.co/Cg7SPDqqdh (@SouthamptonFC) The club have officially revealed that Gabbiadini has joined Sampdoria on a permanent deal, with reports earlier this week claiming that he was set to join the Italian outfit on a loan deal until the end of the season. Sampdoria are though to have paid a fee in the region of £11m for the striker, who is now looking to get his career back on track in Italy.

Manolo Gabbiadini has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for €13m ( £ 11.7m) and so end an unhappy spell at Southampton.

In July 2013, he was once again sold in co-ownership to Sampdoria , where he scored a personal On 9 July 2013, Sampdoria acquired the 50 percent registration rights of Gabbiadini from Atalanta for €5.5 million "Southampton complete £ 15m signing of Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini ". The Guardian.

Gabbiadini completes £12million switch to Sampdoria © Getty Manolo Gabbiadini has bid farewell to Southampton

Manolo Gabbiadini has completed his £12million move from Southampton to Sampdoria.

Signed from Napoli in January 2017, the 27-year-old hit the ground running at St Mary’s and netted a brace in the EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

Gabbiadini also scored a crucial goal against Swansea as Southampton beat the drop last season, but the Italy international has struggled for game time and form during his time with Saints.

The popular striker failed to make a single appearance after Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed manager last month and has now joined Sampdoria in a deal Press Association Sport understands is worth £12million.

Gabbiadini scored 12 goals in 60 appearances during his time at Saints and joins Sampdoria, who lie seventh in Serie A, for a second spell.

Gabbiadini completes £12million switch to Sampdoria © Nick Potts Manolo Gabbiadini scored for Southampton twice in the EFL Cup final (Nick Potts/PA)

The Italian’s exit is part of a January reshuffle being undertaken by Saints boss Hasenhuttl.

Club captain Steven Davis has joined Rangers on loan for the rest of the season, while defender Wesley Hoedt and goalkeeper Fraser Forster are free to leave.

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Sevilla join race to land Gabbiadini.
Sevilla have joined the race to sign Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini this month. According to Calcio Mercato, Sevilla have entered the running to sign Gabbiadini, along with a host of Italian clubs. The report claims that AC Milan, Sampdoria, Bologna and Fiorentina are all interested in bringing him back to Italy. Gabbiadini joined Southampton in January 2017 from Napoli for a fee thought to be in the region of £15m, but has not lived up to his initial hype. © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport He fell out of favour under Mauricio Pellegrino and Mark Hughes and has featured once – as a substitute – for Ralph Hasenhuttl.

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