PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 July 2010 13:25

Genoa confirm Eduardo signing

Goalkeeper seals move

Portugal number one Eduardo will be playing his football in Italy next season, after Serie A club Genoa announced a deal for the Braga goalkeeper.

The Italian have paid in the region of €4.5m for the 27-year-old, after lengthy negotiations between the clubs finally came to a conclusion with an agreement in the early hours of this morning.

Eduardo may not be the last Portuguese to move to the Stadio Luigi Ferrais, with reports in the Italian press suggesting that the Rossoblu may progress their interest in Sporting’s Miguel Veloso, as well as Ruben Amorim of Benfica.

By Sean Gillen

PortuGOAL.net is on Facebook. Click here to sign up!

Comments (16)
16 Friday, 09 July 2010 02:13
genoa have awesome fans and great history. amazing environment to play in, especially the derbys! plus beautiful places to live. all these things must enter a players mind when he decides where to play. much better than getting depressed by sitting on a bench and living in an ugly place.
15 Friday, 09 July 2010 02:06
genoa paid 4.5m but also have to pay braga 25% of whatever they sell him for. if he does well and they get one of the big clubs to pay 10m in a year or two then braga pockets another 2.5m for a total of 7m. that's not bad. better than arsenal, bayern, etc. were offering.
14 Thursday, 08 July 2010 23:39
for all your information genoa is the 4th most successful team in serie a history
13 Thursday, 08 July 2010 23:32
Mateus Medeiros
There was no reason for Braga to dump him. I guess they aren't going to make a CL push. I'm so disappointed. Genoa stole a top of the line keeper for a small amount. Why did Eduardo agree to the terms? What went wrong?
hope he does well
12 Thursday, 08 July 2010 21:54
It sounds to me like a mistake on the part of Braga's leadership and Eduardo's agent. After the world cup he had, I'm sure he could've commanded much more than 4.5 mil. I know I may be biased, but I didn't see any other keepers making saves like he did against the kind of opposition that he faced. I think he was the class keeper of this tournament.

I think somebody else already mentioned it, but the bright side of not going to Manchester United or Arsenal is that he will definitely start right away and won't have to compete as much for his position.

Still, I would've loved to see him play at Old Trafford or the Emirates. I know Arsenal really need a keeper and he's much better than freaking Almunia or the other trash keeper they have, Fabianski.

Maybe the world cup wasn't enough? Perhaps he just needs more exposure in the European game. The only problem is that he will only be playing in Italy next season, since Genoa did not qualify for the Europa League.

Well, if he has the kind of season that he had last year with Braga, I don't see how teams can continue to ignore him. I just don't know if he'll get enough exposure playing for a team like Genoa. He may be forced to light it up at Euro 2012 before he moves to a big club.
11 Thursday, 08 July 2010 21:03
10 Thursday, 08 July 2010 20:24
Manchester United and Arsenal were other teams that were also interested in him he could of at least considered those clubs. Anyways, Genoa is a pretty decent club in Italy they have been top half of Serie A the past few seasons and all of us can only wish him the best of luck.
9 Thursday, 08 July 2010 20:20
I'm disappointed in Eduardo's move to Genoa...I mean clubs like Benfica, Bayern, Wolfsburg, Man United, and Arsenal were all interested in his services, but he ends up with Genoa...No offence to Genoa, but all those other clubs are much bigger and would better suit Eduardo...Also the signing fee is a joke...After his performances in the World Cup Braga should've asked for more money...Oh well, good luck in Italy Eduardo!
First team action
8 Thursday, 08 July 2010 18:32
The key is that he is likely getting first team action which is great. We have had several Portuguese goalies in the EPL but they just sit on the bench are become useless.
He will lose his form
7 Thursday, 08 July 2010 18:23
I dont know the big difference between players and goalkeepers. The average player grabs about 10 mil and they had to take a 4.5 mil offer? He looked to be as good as Casillas that the man even praised him. Serie A looks ugly right now. He should have gone to EPL or La Liga.
6 Thursday, 08 July 2010 17:16
Genova is not a great team, but they are better than braga and they play in a better league. They are a mid table that has the quality to be 6th or 7th in the league so I think this will help eduardo develop and maybe he will move onto an even better team next year.
Thats it?
5 Thursday, 08 July 2010 16:49
4.5M? Is that all they could get for him? The game against Spain should have easily shot up is value by 1M, meaning he was worth 3M heading into the knockout stages?

Pretty ridiculous. They should have held out.

Also, Eduardo should be going to a better team.

Not a good move all the way around...
Help the seleccao
4 Thursday, 08 July 2010 15:48
Why go to a bottom level team in Italy? I guess in a way I am happy that he is going to play in a good defensive tactical league. He will learn a lot over there especially organizing a defense and he will also face some great attacking players as well. It only helps the Seleccao but I think he could have waited longer and a couple teams in England would have been coming around, Maybe Man U to back up Van Der Sar who is retiring soon.
Agreed seems rather cheap
3 Thursday, 08 July 2010 15:43
What a deal for Genoa. 4.5million seems incredibly low. Sure he's a keeper, but you get 1.5 million or so per win in a CL game, make a run!!!!!
Should have gotten more.
2 Thursday, 08 July 2010 14:35
Braga would have never sold Eduardo to Benfica. They would have been crucified if they had.
I also feel that Genoa got him on the cheap.

Unfortunately, it looks as if Braga is looking to cash in on last years great run, instead of trying to do it again.
We'll see?
1 Thursday, 08 July 2010 13:51
Benfica could have saved 4 m eros if they signed Eduardo, and he is Portuguese

Add your comment