Sampdoria’s draw with Benevento triggered a clause in the Antonio Candreva loan agreement which now makes the move permanent for a fee of €2.5 million, Italian media report.

Inter and Sampdoria had reached a loan agreement for the former Italy international in the summer with an obligation to make the switch permanent if Ranieri’s team picked up a point from the beginning of February 2021 report FcInterNews.

Sampdoria’s 1-1 draw with Benevento earlier today was the first point the Blucerchiati had picked up this month and therefore triggered the clause to see Candreva end his days as an Inter player.

Inter signed Antonio Candreva back in 2016 after a three year spell at Lazio, the winger featured many times for Inter over the years and had seemed to have found a role as a right wing back under Antonio Conte last season.

Despite featuring many times on the right flank last season, the arrival of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid this summer and Matteo Darmian from Parma, this pushed Candreva further down the pecking order and he moved onto Sampdoria.