Genoa working for Sanabria to subtitute Piatek, Roma earn 50% of any transfer fee


Genoa striker Krzysztof Piątek is closing in on a transfer to Milan to substitute Gonzalo Higuain, who is leaving the Rossoneri for Chelsea. The Grifone are, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, reportedly eyeing former Roma and current Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria as a potential replacement for the Polish attacker — and optimism is growing that the operation will be concluded positively. Sanabria, who left Roma in July 2016 for €7.5 million, has enjoyed a successful return to Spain, however, he is struggling this season as he’s managed to score only 2 goals in 15 appearances in La Liga.

In the agreement with the Spanish side, the Giallorossi earn 50% of any transfer fee from the sale of the 22 year old. So as Genoa hold talks for Sanabria, Roma will be keeping an eye on the situation as Betis will have to hand a substantial figure over to the Giallorossi should the player leave.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.