Fortuna Dusseldorf will sign Poland international striker Dawid Kownacki from Sampdoria before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Reports in Italy claim the deal will be done in the next few hours – ending a personal nightmare for Kownacki, who scored eight goals for Samp last season but has failed to start a single Serie A match in 2018-19.
The Bundesliga club were understood to be offering 12million euros for his signature at the end of a loan spell but Sampdoria wanted 500,000 euros as a loan fee for the next six months.
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And, having seen a loan move to Empoli break down earlier this month, Kownacki was not happy. “I’m fed up and I’ve had enough of Sampdoria’s behaviour,” the Poland striker told sport.se.pl.
The deal should be a loan with the option to sign Kownacki in the summer.
And Sampdoria have moved quickly to sign a replacement for their squad with 31-year-old forward Marco Sau joining on loan from Cagliari.