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The player goes back to his home country after one and a half seasons at the South Coast club.
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini has headed back to Italy to join Sampdoria on a four-year-long deal at an undisclosed fee. The player joined the South Coast club in 2017 from Napoli but was unable to make a mark in the Premier League with only 12 goals in 60 appearances for the club. He has made only one appearance under the current manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, that too as a substitute. He has been able to score only one goal this season and it came against Watford in their 1-1 draw.
Southampton released an official statement confirming the departure of the 27 year old Italian forward. It said, “Southampton Football Club can confirm that Manolo Gabbiadini has completed a permanent move to Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee.”
It also said, “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.”
The player had attracted attention from a number of Serie A clubs, including AC Milan and Fiorentina apart from Sampdoria. However, he chose to leave for the club, where he previously plied his trade between 2013 and 2015.