Tuesday June 18 2019
Radu ready for Genoa stay

Former Inter goalkeeper Ionut Radu says he is ready to spend another season at Genoa as ‘it’ll do me good’.

Inter have a right to repurchase Radu, who joined Genoa last summer on loan with an obligation to buy, but he hinted the Nerazzurri would let him stay at Marassi.

“I’m happy at Genoa,” the 22-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I think another year in Rossoblu will do me good because I have the chance to work with a [goalkeeping] coach as good as Alessio Scarpi, who has helped me grow in every sense.

“Italy has the best goalkeeping school in the world. I absolutely had an unforgettable season.

“I never imagined I’d come in after just four games and play 33 times. Genoa gave me this chance. I’ve always dreamt of playing in Serie A.”

The Romanian was then asked about his role model, a fellow shot-stopper he rated and Roberto Mancini, who gave him his senior debut in 2016.

“[Samir] Handanovic’s my role model, he’s a truly great professional. I also think [Juan] Musso at Udinese is really very good.

“Mancini was super. I have incredible memories of him. He let me start in Serie A.”

Radu played 33 times in 2018-19 for the Grifone, who just about managed to preserve their Serie A status.

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