The 17 goals he scored Giovanni Simeon With the Hellas Verona shirt in Serie A, they postulate him to play for a more important team in the next season. Cholo’s son is one of the fashion forwards in the European market. Seville Y Villarrealin Spain, are fighting for their pass. Juventusin Italy, probes him to be the companion of Dusan Vlahovićsince it will not have paulo dybala (he did not renew) and the first option for the position, the Spanish Alvaro Moratait seems too expensive. And he has an option in the Premier League: Arsenal also look for a 9 after the leads of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (to Barcelona, in the middle of last season) and from Alexander Lacazette (will not continue).
Giovanni Simeone’s new destination will be a three-way operation: first, Verona will buy it from Cagliariwho gave it up last season with a €12 million option. Everything that the club takes out above that value will be profit. If there are several clubs fighting for the Argentine striker, much better. The pass will be transformed into an auction.
In this sense, the Gazzetta dello Sport advances that Seville is the Spanish club best positioned to “win” the bid to the Vecchia Signora. Two factors come together: on the one hand, the coach Julen Lopetegui He is dissatisfied with the contribution made by his forwards last season. Rafa Mir scored ten goals and the Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri, another five. Too little for a team that bets to dispute the supremacy of the three greats of LaLiga: real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Y Barcelona. The other factor is the box: Sevilla has fresh euros from the sale of diego charles (to Aston Villa, of the Premier League, in 31 million euros) and in the next few days he will close the departure of his colleague from the defense, the French Jules Koundécoveted by Chelsea for months.
Strictly speaking, Gio Simeone is on the radar of Monchi, the sports director of the Andalusians, for several years. The first announcement about the interest of the Spaniards in the Argentine striker dates back to the 2017 season. That is, five years ago. But the “Cholito” chose to make a career in the Italian Serie A instead of emigrating to Spain. In Italy he wore the jerseys of Genoa, Fiorentina Y Cagliari, a team that loaned him to Verona. A detail: his 17 goals in just one season with this last team surpass any other record of his in Calcio. He had scored 12 in one campaign with Genoa (16-17) and in another with Cagliari (19-20).
The season of the eldest son of Cholo Simeone meant that, despite playing in a small Italian team, the 9 was in the consideration of Lionel Scalloni. What’s more, he was included in the call for the qualifiers, but he did not make the final cut and was disaffected before the double FIFA date in March with eleven soccer players: all of them missed the matches against Venezuela and Ecuador.
The 17 goals scored by Gio Simeone in 32 league games (an average of one goal every slightly less than two games) take on more importance because of the shirt with which he achieved them. Serie A stats show that Verona is mid-table down in the “expected goals” ranking. That is, in the scoring expectation of a certain team. He is ranked 11th in a ranking dominated by Inter, Atalanta, Milan (the champion), Rome, Napoli, Fiorentina and Juventus, one of the suitors of the Argentine soccer player. The leader of this statistic is Inter (2.26 goals per game); Verona is eleventh, with just 1.51 wins per game.
At 26 years old, it is not the first time that Cholo’s scoring son has had suitors in leagues more important than the Italian one. In March of this same year, without going any further, he was the Atletico Madrid (directed by his father, Diego, and where his brother Giuliano also plays) who was interested in his services. he wanted it too newcastleof the English Premier League. But Gio chose to stay in Italy and complete the best season of his life.
His campaign in Verona will be marked by the poker (four goals) that he did to Latium in October, and that served for his team to beat the Romans 4-1 (discounted another of the best gunners in Italian football, Cyrus Immobile). The first conquest came after an accurate definition in a heads up. The second, after a very powerful shot that left the rival goalkeeper without an option. In the second half, two other conquests finished configuring a historic day in the career of Giovanni Simeone, who now seems to be on the verge of a great transfer. After all, half of Europe is looking for him because his pass is not expensive for what the footballer offers: goals in quantity.