Adrien Silva is enjoying his football at Sampdoria.
Fernandes is a former Samp player and Silva revealed: “I think it was a combination of several factors.
“Not only for the coach, even if one of my priorities was to find a club whose coach was enthusiastic about me and convinced that I could add something to the team.
“All three know this country well, they explained how competitive Serie A is. It was what I needed to return to a high level and be ready for the international team."
Silva has no doubts about his own personal targets.
“I have always wanted to set myself new goals and therefore I want to do well in Serie A," he added. “It has surprised me with the intensity and competitiveness.
“I have to fully understand the idea of [coach Claudio] Ranieri, but I think I can add another quality."