Giovanni Simeone signs a season-long loan with Napoli.

Giovanni Simeone joins Napoli on loan from Verona for the remainder of the season . The Argentine forward scored 17 goals for Verona last season .

On Thursday, Argentine forward Giovanni Simeone joined Napoli on loan from Verona for the remainder of the season, according to the two clubs.After scoring 17 goals for Verona last season, the 27-year-old, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, is coming off his most successful season in Serie A.According to Italian media, the agreement could become permanent next year for a fee of 12 million euros ($12.2 million) if such conditions are satisfied.Napoli needs someone like him.

Coach Luciano Spalletti of Napoli said last weekend that he was a good signing.In Serie A last season, only Ciro Immobile, Dusan Vlahovic, and Lautaro Martinez scored more goals than Simeone, who will provide a back-up to Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.Napoli is also close to completing a move for Sassuolo forward Giacomo Raspadori, who was cut down from Lorenzo Insigne and club record scorer Dries Mertens in the last season.