Fiorentina to pursue the signing of 20-goal Serie A forward


Fiorentina to pursue the signing of 20-goal Serie A forward Simy Nwankwo
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Fiorentina ended their season with a 0-0 draw against Crotone on Saturday, but they would have kept an eye out for one of the opposition's most threatening players as well.


Nigerian forward Simy Nwankwo could be a Fiorentina player by the start of next season, with La Viola targeting the signing of the Crotone forward.


Crotone President Gianni Vrenna has already confirmed that Simy will be leaving the club at the end of the season, with Fiorentina being one of the clubs interested in him.


According to Tuttomercatoweb, Fiorentina's Sporting director Joe Barone has identified Simy as one of their transfer targets for the summer.


In the 0-0 draw, Simy had the chance to impress one of his potential buyers, and while he did not score, he still had a decent performance overall, in what has been a record-breaking season for the Nigeria international.


The 29-year-old forward scored 20 Serie A goals this season, the second consecutive season that he has scored 20 league goals in a season after reaching that number in Serie B last season.


In doing so, he became just the second African player to reach 20 goals in a single Italian top-flight season since Samuel Eto'o in 2010/11.


He also became Nigeria's highest-scoring player in a single season in Europe's top five leagues.


Simy's current market valuation is at €4 million (transfermarkt.com), but Crotone will most probably want a higher fee to sell him permanently.