Argentine striker ready to quit European football

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Argentine striker Gonzalo Bergessio has terminated his contract with Sampdoria to go back to his home country.

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Sampdoria club president Massimo Ferrero announced the news in a press conference earlier today.

According to newspaper Popular, Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo are two of the Argentine teams that have shown interest in the player.

Bergessio, 31, played 15 games with Sampdoria but only scored two goals last season.

The striker made his debut with Platense, and later played for San Lorenzo, Instituto de Cordoba, and Racing Club in Argentina, Portuguese giants Benfica, French side Saint Etienne, and Italian club Catania.

His history with San Lorenzo is believed to be one of the big reasons that he decided to leave Italy to return to Argentina. He enjoyed one of the most memorable moments of his career with the club, when in 2008 his team were losing 2-0 and were down to nine men against River Plate, before he scored 2 goals to help them to a famous 3-2 win.

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