Sampdoria have found the striker for Dejan Stankovic's squad: Celtic's Georgios Giakoumakis. The player has given his consent to join the Blucerchiati, but other squads are interested.
Japanese side Urawa Reds are also interested in Giakoumakis, even though Sampdoria have an agreement with the Greek striker, but the Italian club has to strike a deal with Celtic. The Blucerchiati have offered a loan with obligation to buy if the club stays in Serie A.
Sampdoria has the advantage over Urawa because the player wants to stay in Europe. Giakoumakis was the top scorer with Venio during the 20-21 season before the Dutch club was relegated. The Greek player has scored 19 goals in 30 appearances with Celtic.