Loyalty has become such a rare items for football players this days but for Sampdoria midfielder, Angelo Palombo, that might still be an important factor in his career as report suggested that the player is willing to stay at his club despite the Blucerchiati are set to compete in Serie B next summer.
Palombo, an Italian international, who have lots of admirers in the league including big clubs such as Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli, etc reportedly is willing to even take a paycut in order to lead his team back into Serie A.
The news from Secolo XIX even suggested that Palombo, who shed a tear while apologizing to the club’s fans after Sampdoria got relegated, might actually sign a new contract that would pretty much tied his remaining career with the club. Should this news really true, than the captain pretty much shows his commitment and loyalty towards the Blucerchiati as rejecting several interesting offer with supposedly bigger wages from Serie A clubs just because of Sampdoria is really a brave act in this current time of football.
Surely this decision might eventually endangered Palombo’s future in the Italy’s national team as normally players that are playing in the top division are the ones that gets call up. However, it seems that the midfielder’s love and passion towards the Blucerchiati is stronger than anything, having an ambition to bring the team back into Serie A in just a season after getting relegated would definitely be something worth doing.
One thing for sure, should Palombo stayed with Sampdoria next season, the captain would pretty much be the main witness of how fast can fate twist you, especially when the club pretty much lose their ambition. The Blucerchiati started the season as one of Italy’s representative in Championss League football, and not only they failed to reach the group stage of the European club competition, the Genoa based team also ended the season by getting relegated.
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