Sparta Prague says it has reached agreement to sell Slovakia midfielder Juraj Kucka to Serie A club Genoa.
Sparta spokesman Ondrej Kasik says Kucka has completed a medical in Genoa and will be sign a contract until the middle of 2015.
“In midfield we are short-handed, we need some more players,” Genoa coach Davide Ballardini was quoted as saying by tuttomercatoweb.
“[Juraj] Kucka? He has strength, tactical sense, and is good with the ball.”
The 23-year-old Kucka was a member of Slovakia’s surprising 3-2 win over Italy at last year’s World Cup in South Africa. That result eliminated the defending champions and sent Slovakia to the second round of the tournament.
Kucka joined Sparta two years ago and scored five goals in 24 matches for the Czech club this season.