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Kharja becomes latest Genoa recruit

Published: Thursday 2 July 2009, 17.43CET
Genoa CFC have continued to reinforce ahead of their UEFA Europa League participation by signing Moroccan international Houssine Kharja from Serie A rivals AC Siena for an undisclosed fee.
Kharja becomes latest Genoa recruit
Houssine Kharja is the latest player to sign for Genoa ©Getty Images
 
Published: Thursday 2 July 2009, 17.43CET

Kharja becomes latest Genoa recruit

Genoa CFC have continued to reinforce ahead of their UEFA Europa League participation by signing Moroccan international Houssine Kharja from Serie A rivals AC Siena for an undisclosed fee.

Genoa CFC have continued to reinforce ahead of their UEFA Europa League participation by signing Moroccan international Houssine Kharja from Serie A rivals AC Siena for an undisclosed fee.

Siena breakthrough
A statement on the club's website said: "Houssine Kharja is a Genoa player. He will sign a contract after undergoing a medical when he returns from his holidays." Born in France, the 26-year-old Kharja moved to Italy when he signed for Ternana Calcio in 2001. Following a brief spell at AS Roma in 2005, he joined Siena in January 2008 and scored eight goals in 51 Serie A games with the Tuscan outfit.

Comings and goings
After finishing fifth in Serie A last season, Genoa have sold Diego Milito and Thiago Motta to FC Internazionale Milano. However, they have brought in Robert Acquafresca – who will play on loan at Atalanta BC – Francesco Bolzoni, Leonardo Bonucci and Riccardo Meggiorini from the Nerazzurri, Hernán Crespo on a free transfer, Sergio Floccari from Atalanta and Ivan Fatić from AC Chievo Verona.

Last updated: 02/07/09 22.23CET

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