Genoa decide not to use their option to sign on-loan Manchester City midfielder
GENOA, ITALY – FEBRUARY 26: Olivier Ntcham of Genoa celebrates after scoring goal 1-1 during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Bologna FC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 26, 2017 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
We reported yesterday that Genoa had just one day to decide whether to make Olivier Ntcham’s two-year loan move from Manchester City permanent.
The Italian club had an option to buy Ntcham for €3 million (£2.6 million), with City having a structured buy-back clause included, which would allow them to sign Ntcham back for €7 million after one year, €9 million after two years, and €11 million after three years.
According to Il Secolo XIX, Genoa have decided not to use their option to buy Ntcham after he failed to consistently perform over his two years at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The 21-year-old former France under-20 international will now return to Manchester City after a long absence and his next career move will be decided.