International law firm Withers has represented footballer Manolo Gabbiadini on his £17 million transfer to Southampton FC. Gabbiadini moves to the UK club from Serie A club SSC Napoli, and also plays for the Italian national team.
Luca Ferrari, Global head of Withers' Sports Group, comments: 'We are delighted to have been able to help steer Manolo's transfer through to a successful conclusion. At the age of 25 he has a great career ahead of him, and this move will further his prospects on the international football stage. We wish him well with the move, and look forward to seeing him making his mark in the Premier League.'
The team was led by Luca, working with employment associates Libby Payne and Philip Salvesen and corporate associates Stella Riberti and Edoardo Revello.
Over the past two years, Withers' Sports Group has advised on a number of high profile transfers, including İlkay Gündoğan's transfer to Manchester City FC, Matteo Darmian's transfer to Manchester United FC, Jürgen Klopp's move to manage Liverpool FC, Andrea Pirlo's transfer to New York City FC and Beijing Guoan FC's engagement of Alberto Zaccheroni.