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Genoa on the verge of signing Mateo Retegui

Argentine-born striker Mateo Retegui is one step away from becoming a new Genoa player, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Fresh from securing Serie A promotion, Genoa are on the cusp of acquiring their latest transfer this summer.

Retegui is expected to touch down in Italy on Monday to undergo medical checks before completing his permanent move from Tigre.

If everything goes as planned, the official announcement should arrive on Tuesday, confirming the 24-year-old as the third Rossoblu signing in July.

Nicola Leali and Aaron Martin have joined Genoa in the early summer days as Gilardino works on assembling a cast of players capable of handling the upcoming challenges.

Retegui has garnered plenty of interest in Europe after making his Liga Professional breakthrough in 2022.

Serie A heavyweights Inter Milan were at the head of the queue to recruit the Tigre marksman towards the end of last season.

However, after purchasing Marcus Thuram, their interest has faded, leaving Genoa as the clear front-runner in the race to sign the Italy international.

Despite collecting three caps for Gli Azzurri at the international level, Retegui has spent his entire senior career in Argentina.

He featured for both Boca Juniors and River Plate in the youth academies before making his senior debut for the former in 2018.

Unfortunately, Retegui’s career at Boca never took off as he joined Tigre in February 2022 to get back on track.

After just over a year, he is ready to move across the Atlantic and launch a European adventure in Serie A.

Retegui’s imminent move to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris is perhaps the only fitting way for his career to move on, considering his Italian descent.

It’s still uncertain how much money Genoa will need to spend to capture his signature.

As per’s recent report, it may take around €15 million.

Wolverhampton Wanderers made a valid attempt to hijack Retegui’s switch to Italy, but problems with Financial Fair Play rules have stopped them in their tracks.

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