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Fiorentina Eye Simeone

No, not that one. Though we’re game if he is.

Empoli FC v Genoa CFC - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

According to reports from Sky Sport Italia Fiorentina are amongst a number of teams following Genoa striker, and son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego, Giovanni Simeone.

Simeone achieved international infamy in 2013 after turning up to his first training session with the River Plate first team with a haircut inspired by the opening of Full Metal Jacket.

"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man" - Giovanni Simeone

Fortunately, the Argentinian striker has since abandoned the bushido code of the samurai and adopted a more conservative tapered style.

Simeone has proven crucial to the struggling Grifoni this season providing 13 of their 30 Serie A goals this season, with the majority coming from headers or as a result of a well-timed runs into the box leading to an easy finish.

Despite his impressive goal scoring record, the 21-year old is very much a raw prospect who has yet to show consitency in front of goal at a high level, having failed to find the net in his last seven starts. There is also concern as how well Simeone’s style of play would synergise with the possession-heavy football played in the Tuscan capital: he has completed just 66.8% of his passes in Serie A this season - a worse completion rate than any Fiorentina outfield player this season.

Though he is an undeniably raw talent at this stage in his career, Simeone’s anticipation, timing, and eye for goal have drawn attention from a number of clubs, and la Viola will have to compete with the likes of AC Milan, Lazio, Valencia, and Everton should they hope to pick him up this Summer.