Antonio Cassano's Sampdoria career over – president Massimo Ferrero

Antonio Cassano’s future at Sampdoria has been the subject of recent speculation.

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has confirmed that Antonio Cassano’s days at the club are over.

Cassano, 33, still has a year left to run on his contract with the Blucerchiati, but Ferrero announced at a news conference on Wednesday that he intends to sit down with the Bari-born striker and discuss a premature termination of that contract.

“Cassano and I are gentlemen and we’re going to find a solution for the future,” Ferrero said. “He appreciated my efforts to bring him back here, but now the time has come to turn the page. I love Cassano — I’ve got nothing against him personally.

The former Italy forward re-joined Sampdoria a year ago after spending over seven months out of the game after walking away from Parma following their bankruptcy.

He had previously played for Samp between 2008 and 2011 before a disagreement with their former president, the late Riccardo Garrone, saw him moved on to AC Milan.

During that time, he was part of the squad coached by Luigi Delneri which finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League, setting a new club record for the number of points in a Serie A season in 2009-10.

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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