Genoa have all but sealed Sturaro's loan move from Juve
- Il Griffoni have allegedly agreed a loan move with €8m option to buy their ex-player
- Earlier, Genoa's director of football admitted there was a possibility of Sturaro-Romero swap
- The 20-year-old Argentine could become Juve's long-term defensive solution
Sky Sport Italia report that Genoa have all but agreed to take Stefano Sturaro on loan from Juventus with €8m option to buy, provided the 25-year-old clocks in a certain number of games.
Ex-Genoa man himself spent his last six months on loan with Sporting CP, but failed to step on to the pitch.
One of the reasons for such surprising decision was that the man who joined the Old Lady in 2014 for a €5.5 million fee plus bonuses arrived to Portugal carrying a trauma he had to treat by flying back to Italy on a regular basis.
And now that Stefano seems all but fit for further action, his ex-club came in knocking to retrieve their ex-Academy player.
Earlier, Giorgio Perinetti, Genoa’s sporting director admitted he was considering Sturaro-Romero swap:
“Sturaro is a postponed game at the moment,” Giorgio Perinetti was quoted as saying by ItaSportPress.
“We’ll have to talk again tomorrow. As for Romero, I think like Juventus him but, regardless, it’s a separate deal to the one for Sturaro.”
The Old Lady were believed to be interested in 20-year-old Christiano Romero, whom they considered a long-term solution for the ageing defensive department with the likes of Barzagli and Chiellini being well beyond 30 now.