Auxerre midfielder Valter Birsa has stated he is determined to join Genoa, “if not now then on February 1.”
The Slovenia international has made up his mind that he wants to come to Marassi some time in 2011.
“I spoke to the Coach, he knows what I want and understands my situation,” Birsa told L'Equipe newspaper.
“Genoa are a real opportunity for me. If Auxerre don't release me now, then I will sign on February 1 to arrive next season.”
His contract expires in the summer, but the transfer window closes on January 31.
The 24-year-old talent has been in Ligue 1 since joining Sochaux in 2006 and moved to Auxerre in 2009.