Sampdoria snap up Lopez on loan

Newly-promoted Sampdoria have signed striker Maxi Lopez from Catania on a season-long loan deal.


The Argentine striker spent part of last season on loan at AC Milan, but after the prospect of a permanent move to the Rossoneri was not forthcoming he has agreed to spend the next year in Genoa.

Sampdoria said in a club statement: "An agreement between Sampdoria and Catania has been reached. The deal will be formalised once the player passes a medical. Maxi Lopez will move from Catania to Sampdoria on a temporary basis."

Lopez, 28, scored 11 Serie A goals in just 17 appearances in his first year in Italy, the 2009/10 campaign, but has not been able to replicate that form since.

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