Atalanta B.C. announce the signing of footballer Fabio Depaoli on loan with an option to buy from Sampdoria.
Born in Riva del Garda on 24 April 1997, the right-footed wing-back is able to cover all the positions on the flank thanks to his athletic skills and speed.
After moving his first steps in football with Gruppo Sportivo Trilacum of Terlago, he came up through the ChievoVerona Youth Academy where he always showed maturity and seriousness, also wearing the captain’s armband. From juniors to his debut in the first team not yet in his 20s, first in the Coppa Italia on 29 November 2016 in the 3-0 Chievo-Novara match, then in Serie A on 12 March 2017 in the 4-0 Chievo-Empoli match. In the final part of 2017 he also earned his first call-ups to the Italy Under 21 team, scoring on his debut in the 6-2 friendly win in Budapest against Hungary in October. He stayed with ChievoVerona until 2019, making 61 appearances between league and cup, 33 with 4 assists in his last season in Verona, before earning the attention of Sampdoria with whom he played 29 games in the last league campaign, playing both as a full-back and as a wing-back.