Serie A club Genoa have confirmed the signing of Gambian defender Fallou Njie
who is immediately farmed out on loan to Serie C side Unione Sportiva Arezzo.
The Red and Blues signed the 19-year-old on a five-year contract from fourth-tier club ASD Calcio Chieri where he scored twice in 12 appearances.
But with first-team football at Genoa set to be hard to come by, they have decided to send him on loan to third-tier Arezzo for more playing opportunities.
His loan, which commenced on July 13th, will see him stay on at the Tuscany-based club until the end of the season in June 2019. “I’m happy here, it’s like a family,” the 1.86m defender said immediately after putting pen-to-paper.
The Bundung-born right-footed central defender had a short stint with the youth side of Italian giants AC Milan after arriving in Italy by boat three years ago. “I really like Giorgio Chiellini and I would like to be as strong as him,” he was quoted as saying in 2016.