Agent: Newcastle's Cacapa was on way to Genoa

Newcastle United were almost beaten by Genoa for their new Brazilian defender Claudio Cacapa, it has been revealed.

The Brazilian's agent, Federic Guerra, told Tutto Mercato Web: "He was all ready to join Genoa, but then at the last minute someone from France called and told them that Claudio was a victim of persistent injuries and the deal was off.

"So we were able to get him to Newcastle instead. He'll be a regular there and will prove his worth."

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