Maya Yoshida Joins Sampdoria on Loan From Southampton

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Working to clear the decks at Southampton, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has now sent another out-of-contract player packing. In an 11th hour move on deadline day, Southampton have confirmed the departure of longtime centre-back Maya Yoshida to Serie A side Sampdoria. The sixth-month loan follows a similar set-up to Arsenal’s loan for Cedric Soares. Maya Yoshida […] READ MORE


REPORT: Southampton Target Sampdoria Centre-Back Omar Colley

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Currently 12th place in the English Premier League table, Southampton are a club on an upswing. Spending most of the first half of the season in the relegation zone, the Saints have managed to turn their form around in recent weeks. Looking to continue this climb up the table, Southampton are expected to be active […] READ MORE


REPORT: Claudio Ranieri and Sampdoria Agree Terms

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Claudio Ranieri has agreed terms with Sampdoria, according to a report from Fabrizio Romano. The former Roma and Leicester City manager will take over as Sampdoria manager immediately. He is set to debut against the side he last coached, Roma, when Sampdoria host I Giallorossi next weekend. Claudio Ranieri and Sampdoria Agree Terms Claudio Ranieri has […] READ MORE


Joachim Andersen: Perfect for Chelsea?

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Chelsea has struggled this season with an unstable defence. Centre-backs David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have performed very inconsistently this season while youngster Andreas Christensen has been in and out of the team. And the left-back position has caused a lot of problems for Maurizio Sarri. With the summer transfer window approaching, the Italian manager […] READ MORE


Sampdoria Sign Southampton Forward Manolo Gabbiadini

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Continuing to offload excess players so far in the transfer window, Southampton have officially agreed to another deal. Reaching a deal with Italian side Sampdoria, forward Manolo Gabbiadini is making his long-rumoured return to his native Italy. The move back to Italy follows over a month of rumours regarding the former Southampton players’ future. Sampdoria […] READ MORE


Serie A Weekend: Honors Even in Genoa

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It was Derby Della Lanterna weekend in Serie A and the Genoans were ready. It was the first derby since that awful incident of the bridge collapse, so one of the fiercest derbies in Italy was extra charged. On weekends like this, the rest of Serie A takes a backseat, but still, we had Juventus […] READ MORE


Serie A Week 4: Cristiano Scores and Milan Clubs Drop Points

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Serie A’s return to action was not marked by any marquee matchups or shocking upsets. Instead, it brought us an AC Milan draw, Inter’s second loss and three more big points for Napoli. But it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first two goals for Juventus that will grab all the headlines from this weekend in Serie A. […] READ MORE



Forgotten Idols: Gianluca Pagliuca

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In 2001 Gianluigi Buffon was transferred from Parma to Juventus for €53 million, still a world record fee for a goalkeeper. This transfer smashed the previous record set in 1994, for one of his predecessors in the Italian national team. When Gianluca Pagliuca moved from Sampdoria to Inter Milan following the World Cup in America, […] READ MORE


British Players Abroad: David Platt

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Playing abroad is something that only a small percentage of British players seem to do. Even fewer seem to make a success of it, with most struggling to adapt to new culture and way of life. Out of their comfort zone, some simply freeze. This accusation could not, however, be labelled at former England captain […] READ MORE