It has not been made official yet, but Antonio Cassano can be considered a Sampdoria player. Manager Walter Mazzarri is convinced the young talent from Bari will not disappoint: “I spoke to him on the phone last night, he said some very nice things. I am not worried about his past, I don’t usually wish to speak to former managers of my new signings. Cassano will get a fresh start with me.” As for the technical side of things, he said: “He could play in the same role Totti plays in at Roma, or as second striker in a 3-5-2 formation.”