Thursday August 9 2018
Simeone rules out signing son

Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone rules out the possibility of signing his son Giovanni from Fiorentina.

The Spanish club have been linked with a €40m move for the Viola forward this summer, who scored 15 goals in his debut season at the Artemio Franchi.

But speaking at a Press conference, Simeone Sr said he wants to see the 23-year-old continue to develop elsewhere for the time being.

“I like him very much as a player. I am happy with the way he is developing in Italy,” the Atletico boss commented.

“However, I don’t think this is the right moment for us to be reunited together.

“Giovanni needs to continue to develop.”

Simeone was also asked whether he would ever consider coaching in Serie A, with Inter and Lazio among the clubs he played for during his career.

“During my life, I will definitely move to coach elsewhere.

“But right now I am very happy here at Atletico and I have decided to stay.”

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