Venezuelan striker Andres Sampedro has signed for Parma.

Sampedro, 17, has a Spanish passport and currently plays for Greek team Patanias Chania.

"My transfer to Parma happened gradually," he told

"I arrived at Ternana in 2008-09 and over my 18 months there the club scouts started watching me very carefully.

"From the first day I arrived, the directors told me I would be heading for a more important club. Some of them are now part of the Parma set-up and thanks to them and my agent Carlos Pizzi we were able to conclude the negotiations. I signed a five-year contract with my new club."