Southampton striker Gabbiadini joins Sampdoria

LONDON (AFP) – Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has joined Italian side Sampdoria in a deal worth a reported GBP12 million, the Premier League club announced yesterday.

Italy international Gabbiadini scored just 12 goals in 60 appearances for Southampton despite making an impressive start after arriving from Napoli in January 2017, and hadn’t made a single appearance since Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed Southampton manager last month.

“Southampton Football Club can confirm that Manolo Gabbiadini has completed a permanent move to Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee,” the club said in a statement.

“Everyone at the club would like to thank Manolo for his efforts during his time at St Mary’s and wish him the very best for the future.”