Soccer: Retegui arrives in Genoa


(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 24 - Italo-Argentinian Mateo Retegui, the first player since AC Milan great Pierino Prati to score in his first two Italy games, on Monday arrived in Genoa on a four-year, 15 million euro contract from Boca Juniors-Tigre that will keep the 24-year-old new Azzurro at the newly promoted Serie A Ligurian club until the end of the 2027 season.
    "I'm very happy to be here, it's an honour for me and I'm over the moon," said the 6ft 1 inch forward.
    "It's a dream".
    Retegui has scored two goals in three Italy matches and notched 12 for Tigre in 28 appearances.
    Retegui holds Italian citizenship, although he was born and raised in Argentina. His maternal grandfather Angelo Dimarco emigrated to Argentina from Canicattì (Sicily).
    Retegui received his first official call up to the Italian national team on 17 March 2023, and proceeded to score in his international debut on 23 March against England in a Euro 2024 qualifying match, lost 2-1 in Naples.
    He would score again in his subsequent appearance on 26 March, netting the winner in a 2-0 win over Malta in a Euro 2024 qualifier in Ta' Qali, to become the first player to score in his first two competitive matches for the national side since Milan's Prati accomplished the feat in 1968.[ (ANSA).

Adblock test (Why?)