The tenacious young midfielder had a blistering start to life, absolutely bossing the midfield with his signature combative displays, but had a disruptive injury in the middle, losing his fitness in the process. Both the club and the player suffered, as a result of which reports have emerged that that he was feeling homesick and wanted a move back to Italy.
With the Rossoneri hiring former Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo, there were reports that the Italian was keen to reunite with his dynamic midfield presence for a modest fee of €40 million.
However, the Uruguayan has quashed almost all reports in an interview with Four Four Two, reported by Metro.
“It’s been a pretty big change for me. Genoa is a much smaller city than London, but every week I feel more comfortable and learn new things about the way of life,” he told Four Four Two.
“When I arrived, we saw traditional landmarks, trying to get my bearings. Now it feels more like home.” ‘It was the best option,” he continued. “This is a huge club with massive support across the world”.
“The fans and everyone associated with the club have made me feel so welcome. I really feel like a part of the family here.”