Miguel Veloso departs Sporting Lisbon for Genoa

Table of Contents
Portugal midfielder Miguel Veloso has completed his move from Sporting Lisbon to Serie A club Genoa in a €9 million deal.

The Portuguese giants will be paid a further €500,000 by Genoa if the Italian club qualify for a group phase of a UEFA-affiliated tournament, such as the Champions League or the Europa League.

And if the 24-year-old is "transferred for an amount equal to or greater than €10 million", the Lisbon side will receive 20 percent of the profit.

An agreement in principle has been in place since Friday, with Alberto Zapater moving in the opposite direction as a ready-made replacement for the anchoring midfielder.

"I would like to once again thank president Enrico Preziosi and the coach Gian Piero Gasperini who both wanted me," Veloso told the club’s official website.

"I am not the kind of player who dodges responsibility. I came to Genoa with the intention of doing well, of helping the club and continuing to grow as a professional.

"Playing in Italy for a club full of history is important. I hope to score many goals and to help Genoa achieve their aims. Mine are to work to improve always. I'm here to work and learn.

"The decision to come to Genoa matured after I met the president. The financial side of things wasn’t decisive."

Don't forget to check us out on Twitter and Facebook for more soccer updates!

Related links:



Also see:

Post a Comment