Bartosz Bereszyński left Legia Warsaw and joined Sampdoria in January 2017.

Since joining the Serie A outfit, the right-back has improved his game and also been a regular inclusion in Poland’s squad as he made three appearances for his country at the 2018 World Cup.

Before he moved to the Italian club, the 26-year-old was also attracting interest from Aston Villa. Steve Bruce wanted to bring the right-back to Villa Park in his first transfer window.

Unfortunately for the Championship side, the player turned down the opportunity to join them and he now claims that it was possibly the “best choice” to snub Villa and join Sampdoria.

Kamil Glik played for Torino for five years between 2011 and 2016, while Wojciech Szczęsny has been in the Italian league since 2015. Bereszyński gave an interview to and he was asked if he had improved his game at Sampdoria, like his compatriots.

“I improved my game defence wise, especially one on one. After this one and a half years spent in Italy, I’m a better player,” he said.

“Going to Sampdoria was possibly the best choice. I am happy because it was also a fully conscious choice. At the beginning of January 2017, I left Legia, I could have gone to another club, even Aston Villa. I chose Sampdoria and as a defender I could not get any better.”