Saturday June 22 2019
Barreca en route to Genoa

Antonio Barreca is heading back to Serie A for Genoa just a year after he was sold to Monaco, with a loan spell at Newcastle United completed.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the 24-year-old left-back will complete his transfer to Marassi on Monday.

He only joined Monaco for €10m last summer as part of the deal taking Soualiho Meite to Torino, then was loaned to Newcastle United in January.

The Magpies won’t take up their €9m option to buy, having paid €1.15m for the six-month loan.

Throughout all of this season at two clubs, Barreca managed only 10 competitive appearances and 765 minutes of football.

Meanwhile, Genoa are also ready to sign Cristian Zapata as a free agent from Milan and full-back Pawel Jaroszynski from Chievo.

When it comes to Jaroszynski, it’s reported the deal will be worth just under €4m, but he’ll immediately go out on loan.

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