Giovanni Simeone and his joy in posing with the colors of Napoli. Photo: Twitter.
Giovanni Simeonewho scored 17 goals last season for Hellas Verona in A seriessigned on loan since Naplesboth clubs announced Thursday.
The loan to the Neapolitan club of the son of the Atlético de Madrid coach, Diego Simeoneit has a duration of one year with a purchase option, according to the communications of both parties.
This option could become a purchase obligation of 12 million euros ($ 12.2 million) in one year, depending on a few conditions, the media reported.
“He is someone that Napoli needs. And Napoli is what the player needs. It’s a good signature“commented last weekend the coach of the Neapolitan club, Luciano Spalletti.
“Immense happiness. A special team, a unique city and the feeling that certain roads are destined to join … Forza Napoli always! “Wrote Gio, underlining the roots of the Neapolitan club with the Argentina.
Giovanni Simeone Last season shines as Hellas Verona striker, then led by Olympique de Marseille’s new coach, Croatian Igor Tudor.
With 17 goals, he finished fourth among the top scorers, tied with Roma’s Tammy Abraham, behind the trio formed by Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Serbian Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus) and Argentine Lautaro Martínez (Inter).
Simeone, considered a priori the replacement of the current Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, may have the opportunity to play for the first time in a European competitionsince the club will play the Champions League this campaign.
Napoli remains active in the transfer window, which will close on August 31st.
According to media reports, the Neapolitan club is close to signing Sassuolo’s Italian striker Giacomo Raspadori, and is also negotiating the signing of Tottenham’s French midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé.
Napoli are also interested in the Costa Rican goalkeeper of Paris SG Keylor Navas, confined to the role of substitute.