Manolo Gabbiadini has returned to his native Italy after the striker’s former club Sampdoria agreed a permanent transfer with Premier League side Southampton.
Italy international Gabbiadini heads back to the club he played for between 2013 and 2015 for a fee thought to be in the region of €12million, with reports suggesting he has signed a deal until 2023.
Saints were said to have paid €17m to Napoli for Gabbiadini in January 2017 and he made a strong start to life in England.
He scored six goals in his first four games for the club, who looked to have struck gold with the Italian.
— Manolo Gabbiadini (@Mgabbia23) January 11, 2019
But he only netted another six in his next 56 matches under Claude Puel, Mark Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Gabbiadini re-joins Sampdoria seventh in the Serie A table, as they push for a Europa League spot, while he leaves Saints struggling in the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Manolo votes for Europe. And you? pic.twitter.com/WdtS0f2ZGQ
— Sampdoria English (@sampdoria_en) January 11, 2019
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