Official: Matteo Ferrari Joins Besiktas From Genoa

The Italian's move to Besiktas has now been confirmed...
Genoa defender Matteo Ferrari has completed his switch to Turkish side Besiktas, according to the Serie A side's official website, genoacfc.it.

The Turkish champions have paid the Grifoni approximately €6 million for the player and he has signed a four-year deal, worth €2.5 million per season in salary. Both clubs have been deep in negotiations for several weeks, and it appears the deal has now been wrapped up as both Genoa and Besiktas have now made an official statement confirming the deal.

On Sunday the player's agent Moreno Roggi confirmed that both teams had reached an agreement, but claimed that some minor details were holding up the move.

"There's an agreement between Genoa and Besiktas," confirmed the player's agent to Radio Blu.

"There's also an agreement between the player and the Turkish club, with the only problem being a bureaucratic one between the two clubs."

It now seems that all the details have been ironed out. Local media in Turkey have claimed that the player is already in the Turkish capital.

Meanwhile, reports in Italy suggest Genoa are now looking towards Roma's Christian Panucci as a replacement for Ferrari.

Salvatore Landolina & Adam Scime, Goal.com