Bellucci delighted with Sampdoria return

He said: “I want to thank Sampdoria for giving me this chance. I really wanted to come back because I feel at home here.”

The veteran added: “I hope I will repay the club and the supporters’ trust. I just can’t wait to start training and to play with this outfit once again.

“I arrived in Genoa when I was 14-years-old and I grew up here – this city has a special place in my heart.

“I did have other offers as well, but I never forgot Sampdoria and I had to come back. My objectives? I want to prove that I still deserve to play here.”