Veloso set for Genoa move

Midfielder looking forward to playing for Gasperini

Veloso: Set to join Genoa

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Sporting Lisbon have confirmed Portugal international midfielder Miguel Veloso is poised to join Serie A side Genoa.

Veloso has often been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years, with Arsenal and Manchester United reported to be admirers.

However, the 24-year-old is now set to head to Italy to link up with Genoa and he is looking forward to playing for coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Speaking to Telenord, Veloso said: "I can't wait to start this adventure and to speak with Gasperini.

"I already know that Genoa are strong. I have seen them on television and I know that the team has big ambitions.

"Gasperini is a great coach and I am at his service."

Sporting have confirmed the deal has been agreed and the Portuguese club are likely to receive Alberto Zapater in part-exchange.