Groningen have confirmed that defender Jeffrey Chabot has left the club to sign for Serie A side Sampdoria.

The German centre-back joined Groningen a year-ago from Sparta Rotterdam and signed a four-year deal. However, Chabot has now departed for Serie A, signing for Sampdoria, who currently sit ninth in the table.

Groningen technical manager Mark-Jan Fledderus told the club’s official website, “After moving from Sparta to Groningen, Jeffrey has developed strongly in a year. So good that a renowned Italian club is on his doorstep. On the one hand, it is a shame that Jeffrey has only a short period with us but on the other hand it shows that he has been in an environment where talent can develop quickly and well, resulting in this great transfer.We thank Jeffrey very much for his efforts at the club and wish him every success. in his further career. ”

No transfer fee has been revealed yet but reports in Italy claim that Groningen will receive around €3 million.

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