Defender joins new club after disastrous Newcastle United spell

Antonio Barreca has pitched up in Genoa – after a disastrous loan at Newcastle United.

Antonio Barreca and Rafa Benitez.
Antonio Barreca and Rafa Benitez.

The Monaco defender has joined the Serie A club on loan. Genoa have an option to buy the 24-year-old, who spent the second half of last season at St James’s Park.

Barreca, however, made played just four minutes of Premier League football for Newcastle.

The former Italy Under-21 international came off the bench for United against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.


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However, Barreca didn’t make another appearance for the club.