Genoa have had a good summer so far. They managed to loan Cristian Romero back to the club, Lasse Schöne has signed from Ajax and they have kept hold of Christian Kouamé as of now. The likes of Lukas Lerager, Luca Mazzitelli, Riccardo Saponara, Cristián Zapata and Antonio Barreca will prove to be shrewd additions too. However, as our tactical analysis on Saturday showed, they need centre-back cover and a starting right-sided wing-back. This recruitment analysis aims to find some clever targets that could improve Genoa’s squad.
My process in order to find these players was to create the profile needed for a wing-back and a centre-back in Andreazzoli’s system and then use Wyscout’s immense database to pick out some options for Genoa based on this analysis of their tactics and squad. Afterwards, I watched a lot of footage of these players in order to connect the statistics to the actual performances on the pitch. Some players needed more footage, of course, since I did not have the same background information on them. This method has created a shortlist of targets that I believe would be clever signings for the club.