PL rival to battle Everton for Genoa hitman – report

Date published: Thursday 8th June 2017 1:02 - Rob McCarthy

Everton have reportedly been joined by a Premier League rival in the hunt for Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone.

The talented Argentine forward is expected to move on this summer and also been linked with a switch to fellow Serie A outfit Fiorentina.

Indeed, the Viola are said to already be in contact with Genoa over a move for the 21-year-old, but Sky Italia claims that Watford have joined the Toffees in showing an interest in the former River Plate star.

Simeone, who is the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, scored 12 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Genoa last season.

The Argentine’s style of play is well suited to the Premier League, but Everton and Watford have a battle on their hands to persuade him to swap Italy for England this summer.

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