Sampdoria Start the 2017 Calciomercato Early

With the transfer market officially opened on Saturday, Sampdoria has been active and the club has seen some players leave as well as few others arriving.

There were a few deals completed prior to Saturday and the Blucerchiati fans should expect to see a different squad to the 2016/17 one.

Here is an update some of the completed deals and rumours concerning the Sampdoria squad position by position.

Goalkeepers/Defenders

The goalkeeper positions look unlikely to change but Udinese goalkeeper Alex Meret was linked with Samp at one stage. The 20-year-old impressed on loan at SPAL last season but Napoli is the favourite to lure him.

Slovakian centre-back Milan Skriniar has not been officially sold to Inter but he has reportedly completed his medical examinations and a deal is apparently going to be worth €20 million plus performance-related bonuses.

Captain Vasco Regini was linked with Zenit St Petersburg, SPAL and Cagliari but has recently revealed a desire to stay at the club. That has not stopped the Doriani from purchasing a natural left-back and Nicola Murru has arrived from Cagliari for €7m.

Midfielders

The acquisition of the 22-year-old has meant that Sampdoria will send players to the Sardinian club and central midfielder Luca Cigarini is one of them. The former Atalanta midfielder only lasted one season and he has joined Cagliari as a part of the Murru deal.

Attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes has signed for Portuguese giants Sporting CP for a reported figure €9m plus €1m in bonuses. Il Doria initially bought him from Udinese for around €6m so the club has made a small profit by selling the 22-year-old.

There is more speculation on who will replace Fernandes in the trequartista role. Dutch international Wesley Sneijder had emerged as a potential candidate but Samp tactician Marco Giampaolo is not interested in signing the Galatasaray playmaker and a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic is near completion.

Strikers

Patrik Schick has signed for Juventus for €30m, with the Bianconeri paying that sum in instalments, and he completed his medical while he was representing the Czech Republic at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland.

Colombian striker Luis Muriel has been linked with Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Sevilla, EPL side Everton, and Lazio.

Los Che were willing to pay his buy-out clause of €28m that rumour has died down and now the Rojiblancos are preparing an offer worth €18-20m plus €3-4m in bonuses. Samp though want €22m plus bonuses from the Andalusian club.

With Schick gone and Muriel likely to depart, Sampdoria has found a replacement in Gianluca Caprari. He scored nine goals in 35 Serie A matches on loan at Pescara last season and he has been acquired from Inter for €15m.

A couple of other Italian forwards have been linked with Sampdoria as well. Sassuolo centre-forward Diego Falcinelli could bolster the attack as well as Empoli winger Manuel Pucciarelli.

Falcinelli had a great season on loan at Crotone, scoring 13 goals in 35 league games for the Calabrian side, but Pucciarelli struggled for the Tuscans.

The latter is a player that Giampaolo knows from his time with the Azzurri so he would be more familiar with his coaching and the 26-year-old should be cheaper to purchase now that Empoli is in Serie B.

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Loyalty Ended When Totti was Forced to Quit Roma

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After AC Milan announced on Thursday that prodigious goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was not going to sign a new contract, it made football fans question if loyalty still is existed in world football.

As far as I am concerned, loyalty ended when Roma legend Francesco Totti played his final match for the Giallorossi in the last round of the 2016/17 Serie A season.

When the 40-year-old appeared as a second-half substitute in the Lupi‘s 3-2 victory on May 28, it was the closing of a chapter in the history of Italian and world football. Totti made his senior debut for Roma in 1993 and gave great dedication to his hometown club.

He was showing great signs of decline in the second half of the 2014/15 season and he was perhaps fortunate to play this season after some excellent performances as a super-sub nearly the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

Admittedly I believed that it was time for the Roma forward to accept that he was a shadow of the player he was in the 1990s and 2000s and he should have acknowledged that his ageing body could not handle playing in Serie A on a weekly basis.

Despite that, the Giallorossi hierarchy and Coach Luciano Spalletti should have handled the situation better. They should have given him greater clarity before the 2016/17 season about how long his playing contract would be and how much playing time he would be allocated.

When the final whistle blew after the match against Genoa, it marked the end for one of Roma’s heroes. Totti was a sublime talent and a Roman. The die-hard fans of the club identified with him because he wasn’t an outsider and instead he was a man who was immersed in the club.

It is easy to say that he earned plenty of money to remain at his hometown club – he reportedly earned as much €8.9 million a season – but his loyalty to the supporters and love for his city should not be questioned. It is doubtful that he would have felt more comfortable outside of Rome or have that admiration from fans at another club.

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Donnarumma could have been in similar situation to Totti at Roma or like other recent  bandiere in Serie A like Javier Zanetti at Inter, Paolo Maldini at AC Milan, or Alessandro Del Piero at Juventus. With the new Chinese investors at the Rossoneri, they would have enough capital to keep him at club but he is demanding more than what they are offering.

It seems that remaining faithful to a club is a thing of the past. Players like Luigi Riva and Giancarlo Antognoni staying loyal to Cagliari and Fiorentina respectively are not footballers or human beings that you should expect to see in this day and age. There is a greater focus on money and agents have greater power and influence than they did in the past.

Even if you look at non-Italian examples, Steven Gerrard remained loyal to Liverpool for many years and so did Pele at Santos, Uwe Seeler at Hamburg, Raul at Real Madrid, Xavi at Barcelona, and several other greats. Even if they played at other clubs, they are still remembered for playing at one particular club.

It is understandable that players want to be paid what they are worth and if a person is going to be loyal to a club or a group of people, that loyalty needs to be rewarded and not abused. By the same token, footballers should be grateful to those who granted them a chance in the first place.

Donnarumma’s decision to not sign a contract extension has become symptomatic of world football today and there will be countless others like him. Even staying at a club with history of AC Milan is not enough to persuade him to stay.

Loyalty means close to nothing to modern footballers. The epitome of a loyal player seems to have disappeared once Totti had to leave the Stadio Olimpico.

 

Five Things to Learn from Italy 5-0 Liechtenstein

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Italy maintained its fight for top spot in Group G by defeating Liechtenstein 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday evening at the Stadio Friuli in Udine and the Azzurri are only behind Spain on goal difference.

After a sluggish opening 30 minutes, the Italians were more fluid in possession and created numerous chances against the Liechtensteiners. Although Giampiero Ventura’s side faced one of Europe’s minnows, it was great to see his players take control of a game.

Even in a match like this, there were still a number of things to take from this encounter, particularly the individual performances of some players.

Insigne is Important for the Azzurri

A great creator and scorer for Napoli at club level, Lorenzo Insigne showed that he can be an important contributor for the Italian national team.

The 26 year-old left-winger opened the scoring with a sensational side-volley, he assisted in the second goal which was finished-off by Andrea Belotti and he also played a part in the fifth goal scored by Manolo Gabbiadini.

Wearing the #10 jersey for Italy can either be a burden or an honour and Insigne demonstrated that he can provide the spark to unlock defences.

Spinazzola is a Future Left-Back for Italy

Giampiero Ventura can count on a number of options at left-back and Leonardo Spinazzola was outstanding in his third senior cap for the Azzurri, running tirelessly down the left flank.

Due to the lack of quality Liechtenstein possessed, the Atalanta full-back acted as an auxiliary left-winger for nearly the entire match, and he assisted in the goals scored by Insigne and Gabbiadini.

With Mattia De Sciglio lacking fitness and consistency and Matteo Darmian struggling for regular playing time at Manchester United, Spinazzola has the opportunity to cement his spot in the Italian team on a regular basis.

Emerson is not Required

Italy has historically had an unhealthy obsession with selecting oriundi for the national team, especially from South America. Emerson Palmieri, or Emerson for short, starred for Roma in the 2016/17 Serie A campaign and the Brazilian-born defender made himself available for the Azzurri.

Ventura has not granted the Giallorossi full-back his international debut because of an injury and it has proven to be a mixed blessing. Spinazzola was a threat with his marauding runs from defence and the likes Antonio Barreca and Nicola Murru are yet to make their senior debuts.

When Italian clubs are producing home-grown starlets, there is no need for players who will probably team the Azzurri as a consolation prize or last resort.

Candreva Could Eventually Lose His Spot

Although he had a goal incorrectly disallowed, there were not many things to be impressed with when assessing Antonio Candreva’s performance.

The 30-year-old has been a solid contributor for Italy in 47 internationals but his speed and energy were the only attributes to be impressed with against Liechtenstein. A majority of his passes and crosses were inaccurate and the Lichtensteiner defence dealt with them comfortably.

He was replaced by Federico Bernardeschi after 60 minutes and the Fiorentina forward was far more dangerous than Candreva, scoring the fourth goal of the match. Bernardeschi is a more modern winger who can cut-in and might turn out to be more productive than the Inter winger in the long-term.

Italy Can Put Teams to the Sword

Generally Italy is a team that does enough to win matches without exerting too much energy, even against the minnows of world football.

On May 31 an Azzurri squad with youngsters and debutants thrashed San Marino 8-0 and an almost full-strength Italian team netted five times on Sunday so it proves that they can score an abundance of goals when the desire is there.

With Spain leading Group G with a goal difference of 18, Italy needed to score with a florish and beating La Furia Roja in Madrid in September looks unlikely so winning convincingly against weak opponents is essential

Three Sampdoria Weekly Stories April 7

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The “Three Sampdoria Weekly Stories” posts will be about news stories concerning Sampdoria on and off the field.

This blog post will talk about the Doriani’s latest Serie A victory against Inter, the removal of Massimo Ferrero as club president, and the on-going rumours regarding star attackers Luis Muriel and Patrik Schick.

Il Doria Register Shock Victory at San Siro

Sampdoria defeated Inter 2-1 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Monday night CET and the Doriani demonstrated their ability to compete against the bigger teams under Marco Giampaolo.

The Nerazzurri dominated possession and opened the scoring thanks to Danilo D’Ambrosio after 35 minutes but Fabio Quagliarella and Bruno Fernandes both hit the posts.

In the second half, Samp drew level thanks to a controversial equaliser from Schick. The Czech starlet touched the ball with his studs after Matias Silvestre directed a powerful and looping header towards goal.

There were no doubts about the winner as Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic blatantly committed a handball in the penalty area and Quagliarella smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

In the past, Sampdoria would usually struggle to get any points in these type of games, but under the coaching of Giampaolo, Il Doria have shown that they are capable of completing comebacks and matching it with the best.

Ferrero Forced to Step-Down as Blucerchiati President

On Wednesday a ruling from the FIGC stated that Massimo Ferrero has to vacate his role as Sampdoria president after his involvement in the bankruptcy of Livingston Airlines.

In February 2016 Ferrero was sentenced to a year and 10 months by a tribunal in Busto Arsizio near Varese in northern Italy for fraudulent bankruptcy but he has not served any jail time.

Due to new regulations made by the FIGC after Parma went bankrupt in 2015, anyone involved in a company going into insolvency cannot become the president of an Italian football club. The 65-year-old Samp president cannot hold that role anymore but he can stay as the owner.

For Sampdoria fans, this decision was on the cards and should not come as a surprise. Media reports would regularly question the fiscal strength of Ferrero, and although he is admired for his charisma, he is not the type of man the Blucerchiati should have as a club patron.

He has maintained Sampdoria’s reputation for being a selling club and any club debts present have been wiped-out through the sales of players. ‘Er Viperetta’ as he is known has also been unstable with transfer market decisions, and in his first two seasons, he sold key players in the middle of the campaign which destabilised the squad in the process.

Reports suggest that family members will take on key roles at the club but he is better off selling the club.

Sampdoria Strikers Still Linked with Inter

Luis Muriel and Patrik Schick have been linked with a move to Inter in the European summer as the Nerazzurri should be free of Financial Fair Play regulations.

One report suggests that both strikers could depart for €50 million but Schick could remain in Genoa on loan.

If both forwards leave at the end of the 2016/17 season, it would once again illustrate that Samp are a selling club and that they are not willing to build-up a team.

As talented as Muriel is, he can be inconsistent and he does not work as hard as Eder, who has a much-better work ethic but he has struggled to adapt at Inter. Do the Biscione need another striker to warm the bench or be no more than an impact player?

Keeping Schick at Sampdoria would be great but if he is sold to the Milan giants before the 2017/18 season and he ends up blossoming, it would be an economic failure of sorts for the Blucerchiati.

If the Czech prodigy scored an abundance of goals in 2017/18, his market value would rise and €25 million would seem like a bargain for Inter.

Il Doria needs to retain as many players as possible and if players have to be sold, they must be sold for a huge profit.

Sampdoria Defeat to Napoli was Gut-Wrenching

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Sampdoria feels hardly done by after losing to Napoli on Saturday night CET and you cannot blame them one single bit.

The Blucerchiati were defeated 2-1 at the death against the Partenopei in their first Serie A match in 2017 but the defining moment of their encounter was Matias Silvestre’s sending-off more than 15 minutes into the second half.

After being beaten Pepe Reina in an aerial challenge, Silvestre ran alongside him as he went to kick the ball away and then the Napoli goalkeeper fell down. Referee Marco Di Bello believed that the centre-back had fouled the Spaniard and the Samp defender was sent-off after receiving his second yellow card for the game.

It was a moment that changed the match entirely and it handed the Neapolitans the momentum but Il Doria were the better team before that. They were compact in their shape and they were stifling Napoli’s often fluid possession game.

One of Sampdoria’s problems was it was not able to create enough chances to kill the game off.

Patrik Schick’s solo run forced Elseid Hysaj into scoring an own goal and the 20-year-old could have made it 2-0 but the Albanian defender blocked his shot. Although the Czech starlet played a starring role in attack, Fabio Quagliarella barely made an impact and he was replaced by Luis Muriel.

It was Muriel that created the opportunity for Schick to potentially double the Doriani’s lead and the Colombian international nearly scored after dribbling three defenders but Reina parried the ball away.

Throughout the game Sampdoria had often been able to deal with the Napoli’s attacks. Interventions, interceptions, clearances, and tackles were made by the defenders and they were getting support from the midfielders too. Lucas Torreira was one midfielder that barely had any trouble performing his defensive duties.

Unfortunately the pressure the Partenopei applied as the match progressed became too much for the Blucerchiati. Former Samp striker Manolo Gabbiadini equalised for the Neapolitans but Vasco Regini could have marked the forward better or read the cross from Jose Callejon properly.

Christian Puggioni made some magnificent blocks the last 10 minutes of the match and the Doria goalkeeper was doing his best to make sure that the Blucerchiati would leave Naples with at least point.

In stoppage time Lorenzo Tonelli scored the winner for Napoli but the Samp defence could have done much better leading up to the goal. Perhaps fatigue had set in but Dries Mertens and Ivan Strinic should have been pressured more on the Partenopei left-wing and when Tonelli made the dash into the penalty area, Karol Linetty failed to track his run.

Little moments decided the match and Sampdoria went back to Genoa without any points and they deserved at least one. The outcome was that disappointing, only Blucerchiati president Massimo Ferrero spoke to the press after the match, voicing his disgust at Di Bello.

Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo will still need time for his philosophy to develop but the Doriani’s performance against Napoli was one that fans can be impressed with, if not the result.

If the Blucerchiati can remain calm in certain moments, be more clinical in their finishing, and have some luck go their way, the Genoese club will collect more points.

My Samp XI v Atalanta: Cassano and Quagliarella are a must

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Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano vs Roma.

Sampdoria will play against Atalanta on Sunday and coach Vincenzo Montella needs to make changes.

It is predicted that veteran strikers Fabio Quagliarella and Antonio Cassano will start together in attack and hopefully that is the truth. The Blucerchiati need their flair and creativity up front.

Luis Muriel scored goals against Bologna and Torino but he offers little off the ball and Samp haven’t got the midfield to supply him with an abundance of chances. He cannot stay isolated in attack or play off the last defender.

Cassano and Quagliarella

Cassano has usually played well when he has started and he is usually the most creative play in the Doria side. Not all of his passes hit the target but he can create something out of nothing. He has scored just one goal and got four assists but the stats don’t tell the full story.

“Fantantonio” got a rating of 7 in the 2-1 loss to Roma on Sunday night and that was despite being on the field for only 15 minutes. The Giallorossi controlled the game for about 50-60 minutes and then they allowed Samp to play. Once Cassano came on, Il Doria were in control and unlucky not to get a point.

Quagliarella has an opportunity to return to form. He has scored five goals this season but four came in the first four rounds with Torino. At Toro, he was cast aside for Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile. Now with Eder going to Inter, Quagliarella now has the responsibility to score goals at Samp and he also doesn’t have to fight for his spot.

Sampdoria’s play has been predictable for most of the season. Cassano’s dribbling and vision will be important but Montella needs Quagliarella to express himself too. The former Torino striker needs to be able to score the simple goals as well as his spectacular ones.

The Rest of the XI

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My ideal Sampdoria XI against Atalanta for Sunday.

Niklas Moisander must be dropped because he has made too many mistakes and he can’t read the game. I am happy to give young Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar a chance because I am fed up with Moisander. Matias Silvestre is solid in defence and can make passes from deep positions.

Pedro Pereira should be playing more. If Walter Zenga gave him a chance and he played well, why doesn’t Montella give him opportunities? Lorenzo De Silvestri has struggled for fitness and Mattia Cassani is past his peak.

Roberto Soriano is better suited playing as a central midfielder than as a trequartista. He has great stamina and pace and he is better off coming from deep positions. It is also better to have more creative players like Cassano and Joaquin Correa playing behind Quagliarella.

Aside from the 3-4-2-1, I would like Montella to consider a 3-5-2 formation. It would involve benching Correa but David Ivan would play in midfield and Cassano and Quagliarella would be the attacking pair.

The Blucerchiati have lost five of their last six Serie A games and it looks like Montella’s possession-based philosophy isn’t working. Now he needs Cassano and Quagliarella; their spark is needed.

Part 5 – Marketing and Goals

I want the Doria family to be a great family again. Italians pride themselves on family values and people in general talk about great families. Juventus has the Agnelli family, Inter had the Moratti family and Samp had the Mantovanis and Garrones. The Doria family must strive for greatness again and we can achieve that through football.

The Doria family was a prominent noble family in the Republic of Genoa from the 12th-16th centuries like the Grimaldi family, who are now based in Monaco. There are Dorias spread around Italy and around the world and Sampdoria should be used to build family pride and reputation again.

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La Doria logo. The company specialises in fruit products.

Building up Doria pride is important so we should food companies La Doria and Doria biscuits to be sponsors of the club. Although Doria is owned by Bauli, we should promote the Doria biscuits without necessarily promoting Bauli’s products. We must promote the idea that being a Doria is a sign of greatness: great at food, great at football, great at anything. ‘Doria-style’ shouldn’t just be a football philosophy; it should also be a philosophy of life.

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A selection of Doria biscuits.

The Mayor of Genoa Marco Doria has been seen at some games at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with Samp president Massimo Ferrero but he doesn’t come across as a fanatical supporter of the club. We need Dorias at the club and at the stadium to show greater passion and enthusiasm. If there is a Doria who can contribute to the club financially, that’s even better. It would be amazing if a Doria could play for the club one day and have a successful career.

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Marco Doria, the Mayor of Genoa since May 2012.

I want us to produce players for the Azzurri. Italy has a great football history but Italians should always keep making history. Sampdoria should be a part of that. I want Blucerchiati players to be key players for Italy. If not, I want ex-Sampdoria players to be just as influential.

Ex-Genoa players play well against us. When players leave Samp, they should play well against the Grifone. The spirit of Sampdoria must always remain in a player. Once a Doria, always a Doria.

Liverpool fans are known for singing Gerry and the Pacemakers ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before every game and even during games. I want Sampdoria fans to sing ‘Doria Ole!’ by De Scalzi Bros and becoming famous for it. ‘Doria Ole’ isn’t cheesy like most other Italian songs. It sounds anthemic.

We need to show the other Italian clubs that you can challenge for trophies without having the funds that ‘The Big Three’ in Italy have. You just need to be more creative and innovative with the things you do. Spending big money on players does not guarantee success.

Sadly we have to remain a selling club for now but we must have a style of play. With a better recruiting and business model, we can try and retain players and eventually become a club players want to stay at, not just be a stepping stone for football’s giants.

This blueprint is not for everybody but I believe it is need for Sampdoria to progress as a club.

FORZA DORIA!

Part 4 – Videos in Line with My Vision

The ‘Doria-style’ has already shown signs of existence but it needs to be brought to life. I want Sampdoria players to have this sort of ambition, audacity and flair. Of course you need to score the simple goals but when the opportunity presents itself, you must take it.

Here are some videos from YouTube. Although these are goal compilations, they show that the flair I want Il Doria to be defined has existed in some way.

Roberto Mancini

Happy days. There aren’t many of his back-heels here but this clip has the best ‘Mancio’ goals from 1982 until 1997. As a player, he was an artist.

His volley against Napoli in 1990 was the clear stand-out but look at his goal against Ancona in the 1992/93 Serie A season. Mancini saw the long pass and despite the defender pulling him down, he still managed to touch the ball and score. He didn’t cry for a penalty at that moment.

Gianluca Vialli

Vialli was a complete attacker and scored some great goals for Il Doria. The stand-outs here are his diving header from the 1991/92 season against Bari, he bicycle kick against Empoli from 1987/88 and his goal against Inter in 1990/91 when he dribbled past Walter Zenga.

Attilio Lombardo

‘Popeye’ was a great right-winger for the Doriani. He had great pace, he was a good crosser and he knew how to great into scoring positions, even with his head.

Francesco Flachi

Here is a compilation of Flachi’s goals and he was a master when it came to scissor kicks and bicycle kicks.

Fabio Quagliarella

Volleys and lobs. He only played one season at Sampdoria but Quagliarella scored outrageous goals. He also scored with a bicycle kick and landed on his feet!

Here is that lob against Chievo in 2007. Phenomenal goal!

Christian Maggio

He played as a right wing-back or right-back at Sampdoria but scored goals like a striker. Naturally I want my defenders to defend first but scoring goals is a great bonus to have.

Daniele Mannini

This goal is from Sampdoria’s 4-1 win against Bologna in the 2009-10 Serie A campaign. Antonio Cassano hit a long pass to Giampaolo Pazzini and he had the co-ordination and vision to pass the ball to Mannini, who volleyed home with great power and accuracy.

 

Part 3 – Recruiting and Developing Players

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Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini arrived at Sampdoria at a young age and became stars.

Although there are some promising youngsters in Italian football, Cesare Prandelli and Antonio Conte have selected oriundi for the Italian national team in recent years. We need to discover young Italians and nurture them. These days, Italian clubs cannot afford to buy the best foreign talent like in the 1980s and 1990s or even before then.

Ideally it would be great to select players from the Sampdoria primavera and rely on players from Genoa and the rest of Liguria. If not, we must find the best young talent in Italy and we shouldn’t discriminate. These players can from the north, central or south of Italy and players from Sicily and Sardinia should be welcome. If we can produce the best young talent in Italy, then we are doing a duty for ourselves and for the bel paese.

We should not discriminate on age. Doesn’t matter if the player is under 25 or under 20, he deserves to play if he is talented enough. Even if he makes one mistake, we must not scrutinise the player. He needs the opportunity to correct his mistakes.

If we look for foreign players, they need to be of exceptional quality. If this is player is experienced, he needs to be a skilful and intelligent player who can give confidence to the youngsters. If we recruit a young foreigner, he must be a player we can improve and potentially sell for a high profit.

We should work with Italy’s youth teams. If there are players in the U-19 or U-21 squads that need more playing time in Serie A, we can try and accommodate them. Sampdoria scouts should also watch the youth leagues and the Viareggio tournament if we are to get the best young talent in Italy.

Experienced players are valuable because they bring knowledge and leadership and they can help the youngsters play with confidence but we cannot be over-reliant on veterans like most Italian teams.

The Doriani have been able to develop quality strikers for more than 30 years. Gianluca Vialli, Roberto Mancini, Enrico Chiesa, Vincenzo Montella, Francesco Flachi, Fabio Bazzani, Fabio Quagliarella, Giampaolo Pazzini, Mauro Icardi, Eder, Stefano Okaka and Manolo Gabbiadini made their Serie A breakthroughs at Sampdoria. The likes of Ruud Gullit and Antonio Cassano also got their careers back on track with Il Doria too. This is proof that we are already a great production line or stepping stone for players but we can improve on this.

We cannot keep selling players for low prices. Regardless if we promote players from the youth academy or buy players at a cheap price, we need to sell players for high profits. Sampdoria should be selling players for double or triple of what it has been doing. We need to keep creating funds for the club so we can maintain the quality staff at the club, especially our players.

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