The 31-year-old is reportedly set to join the Major League Soccer club in January, as Grifone president Enrico Preziosi has supposedly already arranged a deal that will see him earn €6 million from the player’s sale, and will have the forward be paid around €3m per year until 2017.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, however, the Italian international may be thinking of remaining in Serie A for awhile longer so he can add more goals to his tally, with hopes of moving up the ranks of the league’s top all-time scorers.
Alberto Gilardino currently sits in sixteenth place on the Serie A all-time scoring list, with 166 goals, and is only 18 goals away from breaking into the top 10.
The striker has been with Genoa since joining from Bologna over the summer, but had previously spent time at the club in 2012. He has seven goals in his 15 league appearances this season thus far.