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Diego Simeone's Son, Giovanni, Linked With A Move To The Premier League

Diego Simeone's Son, Giovanni, Linked With A Move To The Premier League

Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, is being linked with a summer switch to the Premier League.

The 21-year old signed for Italian side Genoa from River Plate for a reported €3m fee in the summer of 2016, and was one of the club's top performers as they narrowly avoided relegation, finishing four points above the drop in 16th place.

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Simeone scored 13 goals in 36 appearances for the club last season, including a brilliant brace inside 13 minutes a shock 3-1 win over Juventus back in November.

His father celebrated by posting an epic throwback on Twitter. One picture was of himself during his playing days, as he scored against Juve for his former club Lazio. The second was a picture of a jubilant Giovanni from the weekend, with the caption "EMOCIONANTE".

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Watford, who recently appointed Marco Silva as manager after his departure, are said to be interested in signing the forward.

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But a move to a bigger Serie A club could also be on the cards for Simeone Jr. The report notes that AC Milan, who have already wrapped up three signings so far this summer, are keen on the Argentine and are prepared to offer Gianluca Lapadula as part of the deal.

A second Italian club are in the hunt, with Fiorentina seeing Simeone as the ideal replacement for star striker Nikola Kalinic should he leave the club in the transfer window.

Back in November, Simeone expressed his desire to emulate his father by turning out for Atletico.

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"I would love to play for Atletico," he told Cadena Ser radio.

"Not just because of how the club has treated my father but because of how they have treated our whole family. They are a great club, very humble."

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However, in March, Atleti boss Diego ruled out the possibility of the two linking up.

He said:

"It would be too big a sacrifice and playing football shouldn't be a sacrifice.

"Thinking about seeing him in one of my teams would mean giving him a responsibility that wouldn't be good for him. Giovanni has qualities that I like a lot and with effort and hard work he will definitely become a big player, but not with my team.

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"There are a lot of clubs that can give him great opportunities."

If he does come to the Premier League, here's hoping he doesn't ever revisit that atrocious hairstyle he sported a few years back when playing for River Plate.

Topics: Watford, Premier League, AC Milan, Fiorentina, Diego Simeone

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