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Report: Italian legend Vialli to buy Sampdoria

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Italian footballing legend Gianluca Vialli is attempting to buy the club he once played for Sampdoria.

According to the Daily Mail, the one-time superstar of Sampdoria is making a return to the club.

Only this time as an owner.

Vialli is apparently leading a group of investors, on a 100 million Euro mission to buy the club.

It is understood, that Vialli and his consortium, are within reach of an agreement with current Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero.

Ferrero has been adamant about selling the club, as soon as his summer if possible. the main stumbling block has been his insistence that the buyers meet his valuation of 100 million Euros.

It appears as though Vialli and company have been able to do so.

The current president who has been at the helm for five years now. Has led the club into a turbulent time.

It has seen Ferrero investigated for embezzlement and even had over a million Euros of assets seized by the authorities.

The club that Vialli left in 1993, is a mear distant memory to what they are now.

The age of Vialli and Mancini, led the club to its first-ever scudetto in 1991, as well as a UEFA cup the previous year.

He was even the player that led them to three Italian Cup final victories.

The Sampdoria of Vialli’s era even made the Championsleague final in 1992, but unfortunately suffered a 1-0 loss to Barcelona.

Now the once feared and famous Blucerchiati are a mediocre team at best. They languish around the middle of the Serie A table.

Vialli’s vision is to bring back the team he once lead on the field back to the top of Italian football. Only this time he will do it from the boardroom rather than the field.

GENOA, ITALY – DECEMBER 01: Banner for Gianluca Vialli during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Bologna FC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on December 2, 2018 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)