“We are delighted to announce the signing of Simeone until June 30, 2026, with an option for a one-year extension,” Napoli announced on the club’s website on Friday.
Simeone is the son of Argentine legend and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, who rose to prominence early on. Simeone broke into the European scene with Genoa after playing half a season with his native Argentine club River Plate. Simeone burst onto the scene in his debut season in Italy’s Serie A in 2016-17, scoring 12 goals.
But the joy was short-lived. The following year, he fell victim to the ‘sophomore jinx’ and didn’t develop as much as expected. He went on to play for Fiorentina and Cagliari, but never made the leap to the first team. Eventually, Simeone went on loan to Verona in 2021 in a bid to revive his career.
It worked. Simeone regained his sharpness and decisiveness for a mid-table Verona side. He racked up 23 attacking points (17 goals, 6 assists) in the league alone, and after the season, offers began to come in from all over Italy and Europe.
Simeone found a new home at Napoli under Luciano Spalletti. He wasn’t a regular starter, as he had strong competition in Victor Osimhen, but he lived up to expectations by looking sharp whenever he was in the rotation. Despite only playing 765 minutes in all competitions, Simeone contributed 10 attacking points (9 goals and 1 assist). 메이저놀이터
As a result, Napoli won the Scudetto (Italian Serie A) for the first time in 33 years. After the end of the season, the club decided to keep Simeone, who had been performing like an Altoran, by signing him outright. Currently, Simeone has been called up to the Argentina national team, where he plays A matches.
On the other hand, Simeone is preparing to say goodbye to Napoli. This is Kim Min-jae, who has established himself as an “iron pillar”. He is currently being linked to mega clubs such as Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Bayern Munich.