Napoli Face New Fierce Competition for Verona Striker

Napoli have long been touted to win the race for Giovanni Simeone, but it’s not a done deal yet, and they are now facing a strong rival in Borussia Dortmund, which are searching for a striker following the Sebastian Haller news. But also further Serie A sides are eyeing El Cholito.

According to Marca, the Bundesliga side is planning to travel to Italy later this week and potentially conclude the deal right away. The Argentine is coming off his most prolific season thus far, as he bagged 17 goals in 35 appearances. Verona generally offer little resistance when they receive good offers for their top players. They have been preparing for his departure and added three strikers already in Thomas Henry, Milan Djuric and Roberto Piccoli.

As per Corriere dello Sport, Napoli want to sell Andrea Petagna before onboarding Simeone, which leaves an opening for Borussia Dortmund and other clubs. They have an agreement in place on a €15M move with Monza. However, owner Silvio Berlusconi hasn’t rubber-stamped it yet. The Brianzoli are waiting to see whether they could sign a bigger name instead.

The Biancorossi have set their sights on El Cholito themselves. If they came out on top, they would reunite the prolific pairing with Gianluca Caprari. Salernitana are pursuing him too, having struck out on Andrea Pinamonti, TeleNuovo informs.

Our Take on Simeone, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund

The Bundesliga giants would be an excellent landing spot for the striker, who would have more room there than with the Azzurri. He’s overqualified to be Victor Osimhen’s deputy. They would be better off keeping Petagna and investing the money in other roles or more versatile attackers.

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