Jan Hurtado explained his decision to snub Genoa after completing his transfer to Boca Juniors. “I dreamed of playing in the Bombonera.”
Genoa had agreed a fee with Gimnasia La Plata after Sampdoria negotiations too, but the Venezuela international managed to push through his Boca move.
“I don’t want to make comparisons between Genoa and Boca. All I can say is that I’ll give my all with dedication and sacrifice,” the 19-year-old said on TyC Sports.
“I saw Boca play in the Copa Libertadores and they’ve always been talked about in Venezuela. I dreamed of playing in the Bombonera one day. The challenges Boca present, the pressure and the people… it’s all wonderful.
“It’s also such a big club that if you do get the chance to play in Europe after having played for Boca, you feel more confident.”