FC Groningen captain Andreas Granqvist has joined Genoa on a four-year deal, the Eredivisie club have announced.
Granqvist , who had a year remaining on his contract at Euroborg, makes the move for a fee of €2 million. He spent three seasons with Groningen, making 116 appearances, and is now looking forward to a new challenge in Serie A.
"I've known all of this season with Groningen that I wanted to join a bigger league,'' he said. "The club understood this. Along with the Premier League, I regard Serie A as one of the best leagues in the world.
"I'm very happy with my transfer to Genoa. I think this is a club that suits me just fine and will allow me to develop further. I've had three fantastic years with FC Groningen, though. The people at the club, the coaches, my team-mates, I want to thank them all very much for my time at Euroborg.
"Finally I want to thanks the FC Groningen fans for their unconditional support. They're great!''