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Giovanni Simeone Joins Genoa

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Son of Diego Cholo Simeone, Giovanni Simeone joins Genoa

Genoa, Italy – Genoa have officially confirmed the signing of Argentinian striker Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone.

The 21-year-old is set to sign a five-year deal with the Grifone.

Simeone transfers from Argentine monarch clubs River Plate after playing in 29 matches on loan at Banfield last season scoring 12 goals in 29 matches.

“Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces the signing of forward Giovanni Simeone from River Plate on a permanent basis,” a statement from the Grifone announced.

“The presentation to the media is set for tomorrow, Friday August 19, in the Press room at Villa Rostan.”

Simeone has recently returned from the Rio Olympics, where he made three appearances for Argentina.