According to reports in Italy, Antonio Barreca has arrived in Genoa for a medical ahead of a loan move with an option to buy.
Barreca has had a very rough patch in his career since he joined AS Monaco from Torino for €11m last summer.
He managed only 9 appearances for the struggling Ligue 1 club before losing his place in early November.
Newcastle threw him a lifeline in the January transfer window on a loan with an option to buy. That move turned out to be an even bigger disappointment for Antonio as he was only on the pitch for a grand total of 4 minutes.
With Paul Dummett returning from injury and Matt Ritchie moving to the left wing-back position, there was no room for Barreca in the squad.
He will now return to Serie A for Genoa CFC who also lined up in a back three with wing-backs last season.
We wish him well as he is a player with some ability who needs to get a chance at first-team football.