According to Gazzetta dello Sport the blucerchiato president wants to bring back the irresistible attack of Cassano and Pazzini, who lifted the Genovese outfit to Champions League preliminaries in 2009-10.
The advent of Sampdoria’s flamboyant president Massimo Ferrero has added flavour to the Italian footballing scene not only through his antics on the field and in the stands.
In fact, movie magnate Ferrero wants to bring back Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini, the attacking duo that brought Sampdoria to Europe’s door.
Sampdoria is well poised in this regard as they are at the centre of transfer market activity at the moment with Inter and Milan interested in Stefano Okaka and with Napoli interested in Manolo Gabbiadini. Revenue (or players, in the case of Milan with Pazzini) received from their possible sale could be reinvested to acquire both players and make president Ferrero’s dream come true.
There are, however, a few wrinkles that may come in the way of the script in Ferrero’s romance film. Pazzini’s salary, for one, has grown well beyond his days as a blucerchiato; while Parma may not be willing to let Cassano go, as they are already in a precarious position in the rankings and need him to stave off relegation.
If Pazzini would be willing to cut his salary, Sampdoria fans and president can dream. Developments are expected in January.