Genoa close in on Crespo
Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has revealed that the club are close to signing Hernan Crespo from Inter Milan.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 23/05/09 6:50pm
Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has revealed that his club are close to securing the services of veteran striker Hernan Crespo from Inter Milan.
The Argentine will leave the San Siro this summer and has also attracted interest from Fiorentina and Napoli, but Preziosi is almost certain he will join Genoa as they look to replace departing striker Diego Milito.
"He has not signed yet. I've met him and he gave me a big impression. Percentages? Crespo is a Genoa striker 99.9%," Preziosi told Italian radio station Radio Incontro.
The news will come as a blow to Fiorentina who had high hopes Crespo would join them having also held talks.
However the 33-year-old's agent revealed the offer from Viola was below their demands.
"I'm not in Italy and Hernan hasn't signed for anyone. Fiorentina proposed us one million Euros, not much. Napoli too did a similar offer to Genoa's one," he told Corriere dello Sport.
"But Hernan is stimulated from a purpose of a two years' deal. It's true he met Preziosi, but nothing is decided."