Thursday, 2 July 2009

[Mercato] Kharja becomes latest Genoa recruit

Genoa have continued to reinforce ahead of their UEFA Europa League participation by signing Moroccan international Houssine Kharja from Serie A rivals Siena for an undisclosed fee.

Houssine KharjaA statement on the club's website said: "Houssine Kharja is a Genoa player. He will sign a contract after undergoing a medical when he returns from his holidays."

Born in France, the 26-year-old Kharja moved to Italy when he signed for Ternana in 2001. Following a brief spell at Roma in 2005, he joined Siena in January 2008 and scored eight goals in 51 Serie A games with the Tuscan outfit.

After finishing fifth in Serie A last season, Genoa have sold Diego Milito and Thiago Motta to Inter.

However, they have brought in Robert Acquafresca – who will play on loan at Atalanta – Francesco Bolzoni, Leonardo Bonucci and Riccardo Meggiorini from the Nerazzurri, Hernan Crespo on a free transfer, Sergio Floccari from Atalanta, Ivan Fatic from Chievo and Nenad Tomovic from Crvena Zvezda.

Source: UEFA

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