MADRID, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Sampdoria have signed defender Mark Iuliano, the Serie A side said on its website on Monday.
The former Italy international was released from his contract by Spanish side Real Mallorca earlier on Monday after requesting a return to his homeland for family reasons.
His first match is expected to be against Treviso on Sunday.
Sampdoria currently lie ninth in Serie A on 32 points, 27 behind leaders Juventus.
The 32-year-old joined Mallorca from Juventus in January last year, with four Serie A winners medals under his belt.