Montella returns to Samp

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Vincenzo Montella has left Roma and rejoined Sampdoria, nine years after leaving.

Montella, who will be unveiled on Monday, has signed on a season-long loan deal.

Blucerchiati president Riccard Garrone was delighted to confirm the 33-year-old was heading back to Genoa.

"I am very satisfied," said Garrone.

"Montella will be back in our shirt and this is a great reinforcement for Sampdoria.

"All the fans remember with affection the performances he had with us and the mark he made on the history of this club.

"We await him with open arms and cannot wait for him to step back on to the field with our colours, hoping he can again give a contribution in keeping with his undoubted quality."