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Thursday July 19 2012
Bertolacci to Genoa official

Genoa have officially captured Andrea Bertolacci from Roma this afternoon, paving the way for Panagiotis Tachtsidis to move in the other direction.

A deal to exchange the two 21-year-old midfielders has been agreed in principle for a few weeks, but delayed by finer points. However, Bertolacci’s move north has now been finalised and Tachtsidis’ switch in the other direction is expected to be confirmed very soon.

Tachtsidis [pictured] has been specifically requested by new Roma boss Zdenek Zeman this summer, after the veteran encountered the versatile Greek whilst both men were in Serie B last term, Zeman coaching Pescara and Tachtsidis on loan at Hellas Verona.

Bertolacci’s move to Marassi has been confirmed as on a co-ownership basis, with a fee remaining undisclosed and Tachtsidis is expected to transfer on the same terms.

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