New Atalanta signing Robert Acquafresca has explained why he refused to stay with Genoa.

Acquafresca was sold to Genoa by Inter Milan at the end of last season, but refused to consider joining the club.

Now with Atalanta, the striker explained: "It was not only on my part, it was also the part of Genoa which took players like Hernan Crespo and Sergio Floccari.

"We came to the same decision which was to seek another way to continue my improvement process."