Sampdoria chief Marotta admits Adriano signing came close

Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has confirmed they came close to signing Flamengo striker Adriano.

Sampdoria chief Beppe Marotta has confirmed they came close to signing Flamengo striker Adriano.

He said: “Our preferred policy, other than focusing on young talent, is to ‘recover’ great champions who have perhaps lost their way.

“We had given Adriano some thought. It’s a shame he is no longer available, seeing as he decided to remain in Brazil.”

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