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Gregoire Defrel’s agent feels striker was ‘unlucky’ at Roma

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Giampiero Pocetta, the agent representing Sampdoria forward Gregoire Defrel believes his client was ‘unlucky’ at Roma, however, he is confident that the forward is now at ‘the right club’.

Last season Defrel couldn’t impress as a result of injuries at Roma who secured his services with €20m, but the former Sassuolo striker has already scored five goals in Samp and opening 12 appearances.

“He had several problems at Roma, including the misfortune to get injured several times,” Giampiero Pocetta told RMC Sport via Football Italia.

“He has the qualities to do well and at Samp, he’s doing well. On top of that, the Coach is exploiting his characteristics.”

“Ferrero was the first person to call me at the end of last season and find out if there was a chance of signing him.”

“It was farsighted and he had other offers, but the choice was made by the player. He liked the environment and project.”

“Samp are the right club for him. He gives a lot in his position on the field, plus he’s addressed the problems that beset him in Rome.”

“He has great quality, so I’m not surprised at his start to the season.”