Newcastle, Juventus, Napoli among list of suitors for Verona’s Simeone – report

Newcastle United, Juventus and Napoli are among the long list of suitors for Hellas Verona forward Giovanni Simeone, according to reports in Italy.

The Argentina international enjoyed the best goal scoring season of his last campaign with 17, which included four in a single match against Lazio and both in a 2-1 victory over Juventus.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report both sides would be interested in signing Simeone but face competition from Napoli, Newcastle as well as LaLiga duo Sevilla and Valencia.

Verona would be ready to negotiate should they receive an offer of over €20 million, the report adds.

Simeone impressed in his debut Serie A campaign with Genoa scoring 12 goals, earning a move to Fiorentina in the summer of 2017.

But after a decent first campaign where he netted 14 times, he struggled the following season and was loaned out to Cagliari, where he impressed with 12 goals but again found scoring difficult once the move became permanent.

Simeone joined Verona on loan with an option to buy last summer and the deal has now become permanent but that does not mean he will be staying at the club next season.

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