Toon target one of Serie A’s top scorers in a bargain deal – Report

According to Italian outlet Corriere di Verona, Newcastle are keeping an eye on Argentinian forward Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, as a cheaper alternative to the ‘big names’.

Over the past few months, Newcastle have been linked to some well known names around Europe – Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, Lille’s Sven Botman, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen to name a few.

However, Eddie Howe could be keen on looking at more affordable players such as the Cagliari striker who has spent this season on loan at Hellas Verona, tallying 16 goals – fourth highest in the league – and six assists in 35 Serie A appearances.

With the likes of Osimhen – who has scored two less goals than Simeone – costing upwards of £90million, the bargain price for the 26-year-old would certainly help us stay within the regulations of Financial Fair Play.

Due to a clause in his contract that will offer Verona the chance to sign the forward for just £9million, they could try and make a quick profit by selling him on for around £18million.

After West Ham had shown interest in the potent goal scorer in January, the Italian newspaper say that “now, there is Newcastle” with a host of other clubs also intrigued by the deal.

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