Sampdoria have brought Stefano Guberti back to the club in a joint-ownership deal with Roma.
The 25-year-old winger spent the second half of last season on loan with the Genoa-based club and had made no secret of his desire to return.
He scored two goals in 16 Serie A appearances for Samp during his short-term spell, catching the eye with a number of impressive displays.
The former Ascoli and Bari man had made the move after finding first-team football hard to come by at Roma following a summer switch to the capital.
He had featured just six times, three as a starter, before Christmas and it was clear that he was not considered to be a regular.
Guberti is now relishing the prospect of a full season at Samp, who will be looking to make inroads at home and abroad.
They have been drawn against German giants Werder Bremen in the UEFA Champions League play-offs and will have their sights set on the group stages.
Source: Sky Sports