Federico Macheda could stay at Sampdoria, says agent

Young Manchester United forward could extend his stay in Italy to next season, according to his agent

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Macheda joined Sampdoria on loan in January Photo: Allison Pasciuto

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Manchester United striker Federico Macheda could stay at Sampdoria for another season, according to the player’s agent.

The 19-year-old forward has found the net just once in 16 games for the Serie A side since his loan move from Old Trafford in January.

Giovanni Bia, Macheda’s agent, believes the young striker could benefit from another season with Sampdoria, regardless of whether the struggling Italian side, who are 18th in the table with two games left to play, are playing in Serie A or Serie B.

“I will speak to Sir Alex Ferguson to decide what to do next season,” Bia told Tuttomercatoweb.

“Sampdoria could be a useful experience for him, even in the case of Serie B, but it is still early to talk about it.”

He added: “The first games were played well but then maybe Federico was incorporated into this fight for salvation, and if the most experienced players were not able to raise the team, surely a 20-year-old boy can’t do it.”

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