Genoa director of sport Stefano Capozzucca has confirmed Domenico Criscito will join Napoli on a co-ownership deal and described the transfer as easy to complete.
On Thursday, Criscito, a 24-year-old Italy international, said he would even change position from left-back to centre-back to join his hometown club.
But, it appears that is not neccessary as Capozzucca revealed the transfer talks between both clubs were just a mere formality.
Speaking to Radio Crc, he said: "There was a strong will from Walter Mazzarri to have Criscito and so everything was very simple.
"The player was liked with a number of different clubs, but the two presidents [Enrico Preziosi] and [Aurelio De Laurentiis] were able to find an easy agreement."
Napoli will pay the Grifoni €6 million for half of his rights and they have an option to buy the remainder of his contract next year for a set fee which has not been disclosed.