The Nigerian striker completed a return to the Italian top flight before the new season
The newly promoted Serie A club Salernitana have completed the signing of Simy Nwankwo on a season-long loan from Crotone.
The move offers the option to make the stay permanent at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Simy is expected to boost the lead of the Garnets after returning to the Italian top flight for the first time in 23 years.
The 29-year-old joins Joel Obi as the second Nigerian player in Fabrizio Castori’s squad. The team also parades Mali’s Lassina Coulibaly and Senegal’s Mamadou Coulibaly
After catching up with Crotone in the 2019-20 season with 20 goals in 37 Serie A matches, the Nigerian star retained the record last year with another 20 goals in the top flight, but that was not enough to help the Pythagoreans to retain their range. A Status.
Simy is currently Nigeria’s top player in the Italian top division after scoring 30 goals in three seasons, and he will focus on stretching the score when the new campaign starts on Saturday.
It remains to be seen whether the cunning goal scorer will make his debut when Salernitana visit Bologna on Sunday for their first league game of the season.
Following the loan, the Super Eagles wrote an emotional farewell message to the faithful Crotone who supported him during his five years at the club.
“My Crotone, a beautiful family. I knew there would be a day like this, but no matter how strange it seemed, I felt unprepared, but you taught me to be strong and resilient, ‘Simy wrote on Instagram.
‘I will carry you in my heart for this new phase of my life, and I know that you will also support me from a distance. And the FC Crotone family thank you very much to everyone who gave me a lot, a lot of what I deserve. Thank you and goodbye. ”
Simy is one of the attacking options that Gernot Rohr can offer on 20 and 22 September for 3 and 7 September respectively for Fifa’s World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.