Zapater: Milito convinced me about Genoa move

New Genoa signing Alberto Zapater has revealed the influence of Diego Milito in his decision.

New Genoa signing Alberto Zapater has revealed the influence of Diego Milito in his decision.

Zapater played with Milito, now of Inter Milan, at Real Zaragoza and said: “There was interest from several Spanish clubs, but the opportunity to play in the Italian championship and particularly the strong interest from Genoa coupled with the marvellous things I was told by Milito convinced me straight away.

“It's an incredible opportunity for me, they have decided to gamble on me and I want to repay the faith Genoa have shown in me.”

Zapater also said he is particularly looking forward to playing with Hernan Crespo, a player he heard a lot about from his Zaragoza team-mate Roberto Ayala.

“Two days ago I left the home I shared with Ayala. He has told me great things about Crespo, because they are close friends. I know the players I will find here, they form a very important team and we have to try and have a good season.

“I'm here to give my contribution in order to help the team achieve as many targets as possible.”

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