Sampdoria Poised to Welcome Defrel With Roma Help

The Blucerchiati need a new offensive player and the Frenchman could be the right pick for Gianpaolo. Defrel’s wage is a tough issue to solve for the team of Genoa though.

Gregoire Defrel could be forced to leave the Italian capital after a very unlucky and disappointing campaign. Although Eusebio Di Francesco pushed Monchi to complete Defrel’s deal with Sassuolo last summer, the Italian coach could say goodbye to one of his favorite players soon.

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The Frenchman is chased by Sampdoria. The Blucerchiati would be willing to strengthen their roster with the Roma player but his wage represents a huge obstacle for the glorious club of Genoa.

According to the Italian outlet ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, the Chinese side Jiangsu is approaching Sampdoria for Zapata with a possible €25 million offer. However, the transfer window in China is closing on July 13th leaving not much hope for the success of this operation.

If Sampdoria wants Defrel, Roma will be asked to pay part of his salary due to the onerous contract stipulated with the player last summer.


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