Argentina Forward Joins Napoli on Loan

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Giovanni Simeone has a similar issue to Justin Kluivert, with his surname proving as a burden as well as a blessing. The Argentina forward is fresh off of an excellent season in front of goal with Hellas Verona and he is on the move once again. Now, Napoli have sealed a loan move for Giovanni, the son of iconic manager Diego.

Napoli Bring Argentina Forward Onboard  

Simeone’s Serie A Success

Having started this career out with River Plate in his home country, Giovanni Simeone then made the move to Italy. He has been there now for over half a decade and has slowly been working his way up the pecking order. With every club, he has been a consistent goal scorer and this shows no sign of drying up.

Under the stewardship of Ivan Juric, the Argentina forward thrived with Hellas Verona and Cagliari. Despite his success, there has been rather a lot of moving around. He was on loan with the latter before making the move permanent and the same happened with the former. He won’t have made a single appearance for Verona since making his stay there permanent because he is going straight out on loan again, to Napoli.

Simeone finds himself in esteemed company when it comes to last season’s scoring charts. He finished tied with Tammy Abraham on 17 and there were just three names ahead of them (Lautaro Martinez (21), Dusan Vlahovic (24) and Ciro Immobile (27)). He even outscored new teammate Victor Osimhen.

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Napoli In Dire Need of the Argentina Forward

Napoli got the new season off to a triumphant start as they hit won 5-2 at Hellas Verona. Following the departure of Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens, it seemed that goals was what this team would be missing. That wasn’t the case in Verona as Simeone’s former club were swept aside. Five different players were on the score sheet, including Nigerian striker Osimhen and new signing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

In the league, behind team leader Osimhen, were Insigne and Mertens on 11-a-piece. Next comes Fabian Ruiz (seven) and Piotr Zielinski (six) and so the arrival of a proven star in front of goal is exactly what is needed. The Argentina forward can provide exactly that and so Luciano Spalletti has quite the player on his hands.

According to Fabrizio Romano, “Napoli also completed Giacomo Raspadori [£29 million plus add-ons] and Tanguy Ndombele [loan, £25 million buy option] deals.”