Sampdoria have reached an ‘agreement’ with Southampton to settle their disagreement over payments owed for Manolo Gabbiadini.
The Italian striker joined Sampdoria in a £10.71m deal back in January 2019 after two years, with the Saints following a £15.3m move from Napoli in January 2017.
The deal at the time was structured like most are in the modern game, with the Italians paying over instalments rather than all upfront.
The last of those was due in August, say SampNews24, citing Il Secolo XIX, but that payment was missed by Sampdoria.
They are still to pay the figure, which it’s reported is €3m, but have now found an agreement with Southampton over the remaining funds owed.
According to the newspaper, they have negotiated with Southampton to pay the ‘final’ figure over further instalments ‘in the coming months.’
The exact details of the agreement aren’t shared, for example how the final €3m has been split up or how many months Sampdoria have left to pay it.
Southampton will be happy the issue has been resolved either way, with them finally able to put the failed signing of Gabbiadini in their rearview mirror.