Genoa capture Kucka

Midfielder arrives from Sparta Prague

Kucka: Genoa move

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Genoa have bolstered their squad with the signing of Slovakia midfielder Juraj Kucka from Sparta Prague.

The 23-year-old, who was part of his country's World Cup squad last summer, has agreed a deal keeping him at the club until 2015.

He is reported to have joined for a fee in the region of 3.6million euros (£3m) after Genoa saw off competition for his signature.

Genoa brought in a host of new faces before the start of the season and were expected to mount a strong challenge for European qualification.

But they have struggled for consistency and currently occupy a mid-table berth at the halfway point of the campaign.