Sampdoria are reportedly showing interest in Bochum attacking midfielder Tom Weilandt and could launch a move next summer. The Blucerchiati are famous for plucking unheralded gems from obscure places and selling them on for profit, having made millions over the past few seasons.
Sampdoria made a reported 38m euros on former Sparta Prague striker Patrik Schick, who was sold to Roma after just 12 months, and 29m euros on Milan Skriniar when Inter came calling just 18 months after he joined from Zilina.
Weilandt, 26, has scored five goals and created two more with assists in Bochum’s first 11 games while operating as a playmaker in coach Robin Dutt’s 4-2-3-1 system.
The former Hansa Rostock star impressed against Darmstadt on Monday as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win.
And Sampdoria could even pick him up on a free transfer with Weilandt set to fall out of contract at the end of the current season.