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The Denmark international left-back had been without a club after leaving AZ, but has joined the Genoese outfit on a three-year deal

Sampdoria have announced the signing of Denmark international Simon Poulsen, who has been a free agent since his contract with AZ ended earlier this summer.

The left-back had previously been linked with numerous clubs after featuring at Euro 2012, with Ajax, Aston Villa and Deportivo La Coruna all rumoured to be courting the 27-year-old.

The Dane had previously spent four years in Netherlands, after joining from Midtjylland before agreeing a move to Ciro Ferrara's side.

The player will sign a three-year contract after undergoing a medical examination on Monday, and will wear the No.15 shirt, and could make his debut against Siena next week, the club have confirmed.

Sampdoria open their Serie A campaign against AC Milan on Sunday.

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