Villarreal CF and UC Sampdoria have come to a transfer agreement for Roberto Soriano, who will wear Yellow for the next five seasons. The midfielder was born in Germany, but he has an Italian passport and plays for the Italian national team, having represented the ‘azzurra’ in 32 matches for the youth categories and 8 matches for the Senior side.
Roberto Soriano (Darmstadt (Germany), 8th February 1991) is a versatile player who can play in centre or wide midfield thanks to his physical prowess and quality with the ball at his feet.
He joins the attack with ease and has a powerful shot from outside the box. Throughout his professional career he has scored 20 goals at UC Sampdoria and FC Empoli.
The 2015/16 campaign was his best in front of goal, as he scored 8 goals in 40 games.
Formed in the ranks of the SV Darmstadt 98 and Bayern Munich academies, Soriano signed for the Sampdoria reserve team in 2009. Subsequently, he was loaned to Empoli in order to return to Sampdoria in the 2011/12 season to play for the first team for the next five consecutive seasons.
The official presentation of Roberto Soriano as a Villarreal CF player will take place this Wednesday 3rd August from 8:30pm CET at the Mini Estadi in the Villarreal CF Training Ground (Ciudad Deportiva). Entry will, of course, be free for Submarine supporters to give him a warm welcome.