Genoa have swooped for Uruguayan striker Sebastian Ribas.

The tall 22-year-old was the top goalscorer in the French Ligue 2 with Dijon, scoring 24 goals and achieving promotion to the top flight, as well as being the club captain.

Despite being linked to clubs such as Manchester City and Chelsea, Ribas has opted to return to Italy on what is reported to be a four-year contract.

"Ribas signed, he's already a Genoa player," Genoa president Enrico Preziosi told Radiosportiva.