Ze Eduardo's agent has confirmed a deal has been struck for the Santos striker to join Serie A. “He will play for Genoa.”
The striker had also been linked with a series of top clubs, including Fiorentina, Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim.
“It's true, Ze Eduardo will play for Genoa,” agent Luiz Taveira told Sky Sport Italia television.
“In the next few hours, we will close up the deal with President Enrico Preziosi.”
The 23-year-old forward can also play as a trequartista or even wide on the left flank.
Ze Eduardo has already played for several sides in his career, including Palmeiras, Cruzeiro, Gremio and Santos.