Genoa complete Frey deal

France international keeper answers Genoa's goalkeeping crisis

Frey: France international ready for the new challenge ahead

Genoa have completed the signing of goalkeeper Sebastien Frey on a five-year deal from Fiorentina.

The 31-year had been told by the club he would be allowed to leave after they decided to stick with Artur Boruc and Norbeto Neto, as their first and second choice goalkeepers, respectively.

Genoa have been looking for a goalkeeper after Eduardo left for Benfica on a season-long loan.

Inter Milan's Emiliano Viviano had been identified as a potential replacement but an injury scuppered any chance of a deal, while fellow target Palermo's Salvatore Sirigu joined Paris SG.

Experience

But Frey will now lend his vast experience to the Genoa backline, having started his career in Italy as a talented 18-year-old with Inter.

His willingness to relaunch his career at the club impressed president Enrico Preziosi.

"Frey came across as highly motivated during his meeting with the Preziosi family and it was clear he really wanted to come to Genoa, even on reduced terms," a club statement read.