Genoa close in on targets
Genoa's president Enrico Preziosi says the club will sign either Sebastian Frey or Salvatore Sirigu as their keeper.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 25/07/11 5:55pm
Genoa's president Enrico Preziosi has announced the club will sign either Sebastian Frey or Salvatore Sirigu to solve their goalkeeping position.
Portuguese goalkeeper Eduardo left the club last week in a deal that saw him return to his homeland and sign for Benfica.
He had struggled to nail down a place in the Genoa first team and his departure has now created this void.
Fiorentina's Frey, 31, sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury last November from which he has just recovered.
Sirigu of Palermo, at 24, is seven years Frey's junior and has represented Italy at youth level and has two full caps to his credit.
And Preziosi expects his side to fill their goalkeeping vacancy within the next week.
"Frey can be one of the most important'keepers that Genoa is looking for, but then, you cannot discount Sirigu either," he told Sky Italia.
"However, there is no rush. We want to find the right player for us on both a sporting and financial level."
Juventus goalkeeper Marco Storari is another name that has been connected with Genoa but Preziosi was quick to downplay that link.
He added: "Storari? He's a great keeper but I think it will be out of one of the other two names mentioned.
"During the week there will be a decision."