Italian Clubs, Others Jostle To Sign Super Eagles Prolific Striker
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By Ebube Dike
Although his club has gone down in the Serie A but it is most likely that Super Eagles striker, Simy Nwankwo will not be playing in the Italian second division, Serie B next season with his club, Crotone.
This is because the lanky striker who have scored 19 goals with three assists in the concluding season has been a prime bride for Italian and foreign clubs who are jostling to secure his signature in the summer.
Crotone sporting director Giuseppe Ursino has revealed that several clubs in Italy and abroad, though unnamed, are interested in signing Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo in the summer transfer window.
The Nigeria international could be cherry-picked by clubs higher up the pyramid following the demotion of Crotone to the second tier of Italian football.
Simy is too good to be playing in the Serie B after an outstanding season that has seen him score 19 goals in 36 games, 29 of which he started.
The lanky striker, who is valued in the region of eight million euros by the Sharks, is attracting huge interest from Sampdoria while Udinese and Genoa have both been mentioned as possible destinations for the Super Eagles star.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia via sampnews, Ursino said :”Simy is a player who always has many requests, even abroad.
“This year there have been more proposals from Italy. He is the typical goalscorer and in the last two years he has grown a lot”.
Simy provided an assist while Adam Ounas was on the scoresheet as Crotone secured a 2-1 victory over Hellas Verona in Thursday’s Serie A game.
The Pythagoreans headed into the encounter, having already relegated from the Italian top-flight and on the back of their two-game losing run.
He was handed his 29th league start in the encounter and delivered an impressive performance, combining well with Ounas to help Serse Cosmi’s men secure all three points.
Simy has scored 19 league goals and provided three assists this season but his effort was not enough to help Crotone maintain their Serie A status.
Signed from Portimonense in July 2016, Simy has a contract with Crotone until June 30, 2022.