The transfer of Giovanni Simeone from Hellas Verona to SSC Napoli was buttoned up – assured Gianluca Di Marzio.
According to a well-informed specialist on transfer reports, the Azzurri secured the arrival of the striker on an annual loan with a mandatory buyout option, provided that the sports terms of the agreement were met.
For the mere acquisition of a 27-year-old for a temporary period, Napoli must pay a fee of 3.5 million euros. Then, 12 million euros will be transferred to the account of Hellas for the complete purchase of the player’s card, if the team from Stadio Diego Armando Maradona wins promotion to the Champions League for the 2023/2024 season or the footballer records an unspecified number of appearances and hits.
The flow of finances may not end there. In the event of a permanent transfer, there is a chance for further bonuses for field achievements.
The competitor’s medical tests are scheduled for Saturday morning. In the meantime, the clubs exchange the documents necessary to formalize the transaction. So far, the chances of a debut in the first round are not high.
What is certain is that the representative of Argentina will finally feel the atmosphere of the Champions League first-hand.
Interestingly, for the inauguration of the league competition Napoli will face Hellas Verona.
Simeone spent almost the entire previous campaign on loan, after which Gialloblu bought him from Cagliari for around 10 million euros. He is considered a very effective shooter, as evidenced by 17 hits on the domestic arena.
The son of Diego Simeone, the Atlético Madrid coach, he has also played in Fiorentina, Genoa and River Plate in the past.