- Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has emerged as a target for Italian Serie A side Lazio
- Lazio are expected to make their official bid for the Nigerian striker this summer
- Nwankwo has scored 18 goals in 34 League appearances for Crotone this term
Super Eagles striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo is now on the verge of leaving Italian club Crotone in the Serie B after emerging as summer target for Lazio.
Lazio chiefs are said to have been impressed with Nwankwo's performances for his club this season and they want to lure him to Rome this summer.
With four games remaining this season in the Italian Serie A, Lazio are currently occupying fourth position with the hopes of them qualifying for the Champions League next term.
According to Tuttosalernitana, Lazio chiefs are of the opinion that Simy Nwankwo will be of great help for them should they end up getting Champions League ticket for next season.
The 28-year-old has scored 18 goals in 34 League appearances for Crotone this season as his side are also fighting to get promotion to the first division.
He was among the Super Eagles stars who played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where Nigeria failed to make it out of the group stages.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr however dropped him for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria won bronze medal beating Tunisia in the third place tie.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho left Deportivo La Coruna for a three-year move to Cypriot side APOEL FC in an incredible move for the Nigerian international.
Uzoho actually joined Deportivo in January 2019, but the Nigerian goalie was not given active playing time and was loaned to Anorthosis Famagusta.
And after spending six months at Famagusta, the Nigerian goalie returned to Deportivo, but was sent on loan again this time around to Omonia Nikosia.
The 21-year-old spent the whole of last season at Nikosia and was impressive in all the games he played for the side before he got injured.
Uzoho got injured while playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly game against Brazil which ended 1-1.
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