Report: Palermo to target Sampdoria forward ÉderMilan's Riccardo Montolivo [L] fights for the ball with Sampdoria's Éder during their Serie A match at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on January 13, 2013 -
Palermo are interested in signing Sampdoria forward Éder, according to reports.
Respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that officials from the newly-promoted outfit are hopeful of opening negotiations with their Serie A counterparts, though striking a deal could prove to be problematic.
Sampdoria would be loathed to lose Éder, who had his best ever top flight campaign last season. The 27 year-old was the Blucerchiati’s top scorer with 12 goals in 33 appearances, while he also provided six assists.
Palermo will hope that Sampdoria’s apparent desire to sign a big-name forward - Alexandre Pato, Pablo Osvaldo and Samuel Eto’o have all been linked - could tempt them into selling the well travelled Brazilian.
Éder has been in Italy since January 2006, when Empoli signed him on a free transfer from Criciúma. After two spells with the Azzurri and various stints across Italy’s top two divisions at Frosinone, Brescia and Cesena, he joined Sampdoria - then in Serie B - on loan from the latter in January 2012. His return of four goals in 15 appearances was enough to earn a permanent move and he was subsequently signed outright for €3 million.