Giampaolo Wants a Change in Sampdoria Following First Defeat

Marco Giampaolo, who took Roberto D’Aversa place as boss of Sampdoria, started his second experience on the Blucerchiati bench with a painful defeat against Spezia in the derby ligure on Sunday.

Sampdoria are now in a delicate situation, sitting 16th in the Serie A table and three points away from relegation. In a press conference after the game, Giampaolo expressed his concerns about the roster and the need to explore new possibilities in the transfer market for the next part of the season.

Giampaolo’s target is to find a better balance for the team by trying new solutions for his old formation. He pointed out that the Blucerchiati cannot play with their usual two-wing system since the only player who could play at both right wing and left wing is Antonio Candreva. The boss admitted that it is important to take the opportunities that the market can give and expressed his hopes to recover some of his many injured players.

The most intriguing name which was linked with Sampdoria is Stefano Sensi, whose technical characteristics would enhance the overall level of the team. However, while the Inter midfielder initially seemed close to a move to Genova, the Nerazzurri may have changed their mind after his impressive Coppa Italia performance against Empoli.

Other names that the Blucerchiati are reportedly keeping tabs on are striker Vladyslav Supryaga from Dynamo Kyïv and former Sampdoria player Grégoire Defrel from Sassuolo.