Genoa insist they were ‘not crazy’ to hand Juventus €18m for injured midfielder Stefano Sturaro. “We’ve pulled off an excellent deal.”

Genoa initially paid €1.5m to bring back Sturaro on loan, before it emerged just days later that the deal had become permanent for €16.5m – much to the bemusement of many.

Genoa insist they were ‘not crazy’ to hand Juventus €18m for injured midfielder Stefano Sturaro. “We’ve pulled off an excellent deal.”

Genoa initially paid €1.5m to bring back Sturaro on loan, before it emerged just days later that the deal had become permanent for €16.5m – much to the bemusement of many.

“When a club makes a decision, it’s not by the spur of the moment,” sporting director Giorgio Perinetti [pictured] told buoncalcioatutto.it.

“Questions are right to be asked, but I believe that in Sturaro we’ve brought back an important player and we have no doubts about that.

“Of course we knew about his physical condition, which entails a gradual recovery, but we want him to do well sooner rather than later.

“He’s an important investment for the future: another player, like Criscito, who chose to return to Genoa.

“For us, it’s a gratification. We must consider investment, relationships, collaborations.

“From that, we’re convinced this deal will end up a happy one in a technical sense and – in time – an absolutely gratifying one economically.

“We’re convinced that we’ve pulled off an excellent deal. We’ve made an investment to recover a player we think highly of.

“The 16m for Sturaro is an investment that Genoa will certainly make a return on We know why this deal is important. We’re not crazy.”

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