Genoa defender Armando Izzo has expressed his delight after signing a new five-year deal with the Serie A outfit, following a six-month suspension.
The 25-year-old was banned from football for six months after he failed to report match-fixing at Avellino, but he is preparing to play for Genoa again on Sunday whe they take on Cagliari.
“I’m very honoured to be able to announce that I’ll remain with the Genoa family,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Over the past few months, the board members, coaching staff, my teammates, fans and friends have been close to me and you’ve made me feel alive when there were dark times and I’d leave training feeling down, knowing I couldn’t play.
“I’ll represent this city, which I feel underneath my skin and has let me grow! I’m proud to have renewed my contract and I’m happy to be able to show my feelings, grit, and attachment to these colours.
“I can promise maximum commitment, heart and soul whenever I wear this shirt! A special thought and thanks must also go the Preziosi family and the President, who were always by my side!"