Sunday May 13 2018
Perin ‘will only leave for huge club’

Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini insists goalkeeper Mattia Perin will only leave if a ‘huge’ club come in for him.

The Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus of late and missed his side’s match at Benevento yesterday.

However, his boss claims the 25-year-old remains a key part of the Griffone’s plans moving forward.

“Perin? We will say goodbye to him if a huge club comes in,” Ballardini told Radio Nostalgia.

“Otherwise, he is a crucial player for Genoa.”

The Rossoblu tactician was disappointed by his team’s defeat but took positives from the performance and return to form and fitness of Giuseppe Rossi.

“It’s a shame that we lost, especially given what we created.

“We are happy with the performance and that Rossi is really improving.”