With a German father, a French mother and a playing career spent largely in Holland, Julian Jeffrey Chabot is without doubt a citizen of Europe. And now, after spells at Sparta Rotterdam and FC Groningen, Chabot can’t wait to get stuck into his new life in Italy with Sampdoria.
“My first impressions are very positive,” said the defender, speaking exclusively to Sampdoria. “As soon as I found out there was a chance for me to join Sampdoria, I started following their matches and learning all about the club. I’m absolutely delighted.”
Chabot is not the first German defender to move to Sampdoria during the early stages of his career – he follows in the footsteps of his compatriot Shkodran Mustafi.
“I know Mustafi and I know that he started out here and went on to do very well,” he said. “That said, you write your own story in football and I want to write mine here at Samp.”
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