Eder has been linked with an exit from Sampdoria this summer following an impressive season in Italy, but he has been quoted by TMW as playing down a potential transfer by confirming his focus on the Serie A outfit.
The striker said: “I just think of Sampdoria until the president calls me. I'm focused on this shirt, I know no more [of a transfer].”
Whilst not ruling out a move, it certainly appears as if Eder is keen on staying with Sampdoria, and will not be pushing for a transfer this summer.
The 28-year-old Italian international enjoyed a strong season with Sampdoria, scoring 12 goals in 31 games and earning his first international recognition. His form has seen him linked with a big money move to the Premier League this summer, with three teams said to be interested in him.
The Daily Star reported that West Ham and Crystal Palace have been tracking him for a number of weeks, whilst the same media outlet also claimed that Southampton are considering a move for the attacker.
No discussions have yet to take place to sign Eder, and his latest comments appear as if his future is set to continue with Sampdoria. He will not push for a move away, and it is hard to believe the Serie A club will sanction a deal for a player central to their successes.
It may be time for all three interested parties to start looking elsewhere for summer recruits.