Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Argentinian forward, Giovanni Simeone, as they look to sign at least one attacking player during this window.

Hellas Verona's Argentine forward Giovanni Simeone shoots on target during the Italian Serie A football match between Hellas Verona and AC Milan on May 8, 2022 at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)
Hellas Verona’s Argentine forward Giovanni Simeone shoots on target during the Italian Serie A football match between Hellas Verona and AC Milan on May 8, 2022 at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

With Arsenal already said to have signed a deal to bring in a 19-year-old Brazilian winger, they are now trying to land a centre-forward.

Gabriel Jesus is said to lead the list of players Arsenal want to sign in that area, with the move looking promising, but that hasn’t stopped them also being linked with other players.

The newest name on that list is Giovanni Simeone, a 26-year-old who is currently owned by Cagliari Calcio.

After a season on loan with Hellas Verona, the Serie A side are expected to purchase him for a pre-agreed €10m.

They are then expected to sell him immediately to the highest bidder.

Simeone is currently valued at around £15.3m after a season that saw him score 17, with six assists, in 37 games, including four in one game against Lazio and a brace against Juventus.

He is expected to move for somewhere in the region of €20m (£17m).

To put that into perspective, Arsenal’s top scorer last season was Bukayo Saka with 11.

Juventus are said to be very keen on also landing Simeone and have been negotiating for the player but Arsenal are trying to derail that move to sign him themselves, apparently.

Simeone has also played for Fiorentina (22 goals and eight assists in 80 games), Genoa (14 goals and two assists in 37 games) and River Plater (four goals and three assists in 30 games), amongst others.

Overall, since moving to Italy in 2016, Simeone has scored 71 goals.

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