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Fabio Quagliarella is an Italian international forward who was born on 31 January 1983. After joining the youth team at Torino, Quagliarella made his debut for the club in 2000. Due to a lack of regular action, Quagliarella made the loan moves to clubs like Fiorentina where he blossomed and started generating a lot of football whispers. Following the bankruptcy of Torino, Quagliarella joined Ascoli on a free transfer but Ascoli had sold part of the ownership to Udinese, who decided to buy the rights completely in 2006. Udinese then entered into a partnership with Sampdoria for the ownership of the player.
After a successful 2006-07 campaign, there were a lot of transfer rumours about a big move. This left Udinese and Sampdoria unable to decide on the next action but Udinese outbid Sampdoria in a blind auction on 2007. Quagliarella had already been called up for the national team following his impressive performances with Sampdoria, where he scored 13 goals in 35 matches. At Udinese, he continued to impress with 25 goals in the two seasons to start rumours about a big move.
Napoli signed him for £16 million in 2009 and his first season was relatively successful with 11 goals in 34 games. These goals helped Napoli qualify for the Europa League in the subsequent campaign. However, Quagliarella was to stay at his hometown club for just one season as he made a switch to Juventus in 2010 on a loan deal. After scoring nine goals in 17 games in his first season with Juventus, Quagliarella made the permanent switch to Turin. In his first full season with Juventus, Quagliarella would go on to win the league title but his goals dried up in subsequent seasons.
Quagliarella made a return to Torino in 2014 after seeing less first-team opportunities at Juventus. Immediately upon his return, Quagliarella sparkled with 13 goals in the 34 matches. The next season, however, was once again a major slump and he fell out with the fans. After being loaned out to Sampdoria, Quagliarella made the move permanent and he has since spent the last five seasons at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The striker has come up with 70 goals in more than 160 matches.
Fabio Quagliarella Transfer Rumours
- From Torino to Ascoli for free in 2005
- From Ascoli to Sampdoria for £1.35 million in 2006
- From Sampdoria to Udinese for £6.5 million in 2007
- From Udinese to Napoli for £16 million in 2009
- From Napoli to Juventus for £9.5 million in 2010
- From Juventus to Torino for £3.15 million in 2014
- From Torino to Sampdoria for £2.5 million in 2016
Quagliarella has found himself constantly in the transfer news and gossip columns throughout his career. One of his biggest moves came in 2009 when Napoli beat the transfer odds to sign him from Udinese for £16 million. He was to spend only a short period at Napoli, as a move to Juventus came about. After initially being regarded as one of the many transfer targets for Juventus, Quagliarella made the permanent switch in 2011 and went on to experience a lot of success by winning multiple league titles with the Old Lady. He has since been back at Sampdoria since 2016.