Sampdoria club president, Riccardo Garrone, has confirmed that Federico Macheda will join the Serie A outfit until the end of the season.

“I am very happy that Macheda has chosen Sampdoria and I think it’s the same for the fans,” said Garrone. “Macheda has easily filled the void left by Cassano, he will definitely do well. In these five months we will try to treat him well. With him here, the enthusiasm has increased tenfold.”

Sampdoria are currently 8th in Serie A, after finishing 4th last season.

One of their star men, Antonio Cassano, left the club last month for AC Milan after previously falling out with the manager. He also fell out with Garrone after refusing to attend an award ceremony and the club went as far as requesting a contract termination. Permission wasn’t granted but just for Christmas a deal with Milan was agreed.