Sampdoria release Argentine international Gonzalo Bergessio, who Mauricio Pochettino tried to sign in 2013

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The talented attacker failed to have an impact at Sampdoria.

It was confirmed today by Sampdoria that they had agreed to the release of midfielder Gonzalo Bergessio. The club and player agreed to mutually end his contract early after he failed to have a significant impact at the club.

His release however might just get the attention of a certain Tottenham Hotspur manager. Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the forward, and tried to sign him from Italian side Catania in 2013 whilst Southampton manager - as reported by the Daily Star.

Bergessio had just come off the back of an excellent season in Serie A with the club, in which he scored 13 goals in 32 appearances.

Would Tottenham Hotspur be keen now though? That seems unlikely. Despite Pochettino being a fan of the player two years have passed since that interest and he clearly struggled at Sampdoria last term - playing just 741 minutes of Serie A football.

Early reports are indicating that Bergessio, who has three caps for Argentina, is likely to return to his homeland with former club San Lorenzo.

But for absolutely nothing, Pochettino might just be tempted to take a gamble on this Argentine talent at Tottenham Hotspur.

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