Young Inter Milan goalkeeper Filip Stankovic has officially signed for Sampdoria on loan with the option to buy.

The 21-year-old is a youth product of the club and the son of Nerazzurri legend Dejan Stankovic.

The Serbian spent the last two campaigns on loan at Dutch club Volendam. This summer, he rejoined Simone Inzaghi’s ranks for pre-season.

The young custodian impressed in some of the recent friendlies, prompting talks of a permanent squad role.

Nevertheless, the recent arrivals of Yann Sommer and Emil Audero rendered Stankovic surplus to requirements.

So while Audero arrived from Sampdoria to serve as Sommer’s understudy, Stankovic moved in the opposition direction, albeit in a separate transfer.

The official Sampdoria website announced the signing of the Serbia U21 goalkeeper in a statement released on Friday evening.

Stankovic joins the Blucerchiati on an initial loan deal. The Ligurians will have the option to buy the player.

Nonetheless, Inter reserved the right to buy back the goalkeeper in the future, as the official statement reveals.

The Serbian shot-stopper signed a contract with Sampdoria until June 2027.

Inter Milan Goalkeeper Filip Stankovic Officially Signs For Sampdoria On Loan With The Option To Buy

Last term, the Ligurian club suffered relegation to Serie B on the back of an abysmal campaign.

But with new owners in charge, the 1992 European Cup finalists will be eager to return to Serie A at the first time of asking.

Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has been appointed as the new head coach. Ironically, he succeeds none other than Dejan Stankovic.