Napoli Interested in Hellas Verona Marksman to Improve Frontline

With Lorenzo Insigne bound to leave for Canada at the end of the season, Dries Mertens in a contractual limbo and Victor Osimhen being heavily targeted by Premier League clubs, it is in the best interests of Napoli to sign a new center-froward.

The name emerging to take up reigns in the Partenopei frontline is Hellas Verona striker Giovanni Simeone, according to reports from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via TuttoNapoli). The former Cagliari and Genoa marksman has played a significant role in Verona’s run into the top-half of the Serie A table, scoring 16 goals in 31 appearances for the Veneto natives.

His performances have garnered Napoli’s attention, who are experiencing a downturn of form since the beginning of the calendar year, having backed away from the three-way Scudetto race.

Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is already said to be preparing for a summer overhaul, with the improvement of the forward line being the need of the hour. Simeone is reportedly at the top of their wishlist.

Simeone is the third highest goalscorer in the league, joint on 16 goals with Inter forward Lautaro Martinez.