Andrea Caracciolo is delighted with his move to Sampdoria.

The former Palermo striker completed his switch on Friday and said: "This was not the first time that my name had been linked with Sampdoria, so it was this long-running interest that flattered me.

"When I was offered the opportunity to complete the negotiations, I took less than a second to accept.

"I am truly happy to be here. This will be a very important season for me, one where I must really prove a point.

"There are several fine players here and more will arrive. The Sampdoria project is an interesting one and convinced me immediately."