Mateo Retegui on Genoa move: “I’m going to a big club”

Italian striker Mateo Retegui has expressed delight when asked about his imminent move to Genoa. 

According to a report by Gianluca Di Marzio, Mateo Retegui has left Argentina and is set to arrive in Italy on Monday to complete his transfer from Boca Juniors to Genoa.

The Rossoblu are set to pay a sum of €15 million as transfer fees to the Argentine club for signing the 24-year-old striker and he will complete his medical examinations in the next 24 hours. 

Retegui’s words ahead of this transfer were full of satisfaction and happiness as he talked about is future club. He said: “I am very pleased and happy with what is happening to me, it is a dream I had as a child to play in Europe and it is coming true. Why Italy and Genoa? We made the decision as a family and thought it was the best one. I go to a big club, I’m happy and ready to learn. I want to stay closer to Italian football and do everything possible to grow and learn and be ready if they call me.”

Upon asking about his feelings when compared to Diego Milito, Retegui remarked: “He influenced the decision a little , the family made contact with Diego, and we also met him. He spoke very well of the club and the city. Serie A? I’m going very calmly, with the desire to play and win, let’s hope it’s the ideal championship”.

Before sealing a move to Genoa, Retegui was also linked with a move to Inter and a host of other clubs, including Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. 


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN


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