Simy to earn ₦480m/year as he joins newly-promoted Serie A side US Salernitana

The newly-promoted side have bolstered their attacking options by signing the Nigerian international ahead of their return to the top-flight

Super Eagles star Simy Nwankwo has joined newly-promoted Serie A side Salernitana from Crotone on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for €6m.

A statement on Salernitana’s website read: The US Salernitana 1919 announces that it has reached an agreement with FC Crotone for the temporary transfer with the obligation to redeem the striker class ’92 Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo. The player will wear the number 25 shirt.

Simy to earn ₦480m/year as he joins newly-promoted Serie A side US Salernitana 1

According to Sky Italia per Football Italia, the Nigerian star is expected to earn €1m (₦480m) a year and a sign-on fee.

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Simy to earn ₦480m/year as he joins newly-promoted Serie A side US Salernitana 2

Crotone will also get 10% of future sales. The 29-year-old has been a target for The Garnets all summer as they prepare for life in Italy’s top-flight for the first time in 23 years.

It’s not hard to see why they’ve pulled all the stops to get the former Gil Vicente star after he scored 20 league goals in Italy’s top-flight last season.

The Super Eagles star achieved this incredible feat in a Crotone team with just five Serie A wins all season. Salernitana will now hope Simy can replicate the same form as they prepare to compete with the best this season.

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They open their Serie A campaign with a trip to Bologna on Sunday.