Genoa com­plete deals for Perin, Behrami, De­stro

The Punch - - SPORTS -

Ital­ian club, Genoa has com­pleted the sign­ing of Mat­tia Perin,valon Behrami and Mat­tia De­stro. Perin of­fi­cially com­pleted his six-month loan trans­fer to Genoa from Ju­ven­tus. The Lega Se­rie A web­site con­firmed the con­tract had been de­posited with the author­i­ties, as Perin un­der­went a med­i­cal this week.

It is a loan deal un­til the end of the sea­son from Ju­ven­tus, just 18 months af­ter Genoa sold him for €14.2m plus bonuses. The 27-year-old goal­keeper played only nine games for Ju­ven­tus and be­came their third choice once Gigi Buf­fon came back this sum­mer.

Genoa also an­nounced the ar­rival of Valon Behrami as a free agent and Mat­tia De­stro from Bologna. The 34-year-old Swiss in­ter­na­tional was a free agent af­ter his deal with FC Sion was ter­mi­nated by mu­tual con­sent at the start of Oc­to­ber.

This is a re­turn to Se­rie A and in­deed to Genoa, where Behrami al­ready played in 2003-04. De­stro on his part, had al­ready been on the Gri­fone’s books from 2010 to 2013, although he spent much of that on loan, mak­ing just 18 ap­pear­ances for the club.

The Gri­fone are rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing their squad dur­ing the Win­ter break, hav­ing hired Da­vide Ni­cola as their third

coach of the sea­son, pick­ing up the reins af­ter Thi­ago Motta and Aure­lio An­dreaz­zoli.


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