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Simy Nwankwo joins newly-promoted Italian Serie A side, Salernitana on loan! 

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Super Eagles striker, Simy Nwankwo has completed a loan move from Crotone to newly-promoted Italian Serie A side, Salernitana.

Simy Nwankwo joins Salernitana on the back of scoring 20 league goals for relegated Crotone last season.

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While reacting to his move, the lanky striker said the desire of the club to sign him is special and he promises to repay the club with goals just like he did at Crotone.

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“The desire to bring me here was special and I’m determined to repay the faith the club have put in me, ”

Simy Nwankwo broke Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s record of most league goals scored by a Nigerian in Europe’s top five leagues. The former Gil Vicente forward scored 20 goals, three more than the former Everton striker.

Simy Nwankwo

He also eclipsed Obafemi Martins’s record of all-time Nigerian top goalscorer in Serie A after registering 30 goals. Obafemi Martins scored 28 goals between 2002 and 2006. 

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Simy Nwankwo also became the third African player to score five league goals in a row after Liberia’s George Weah in 1996 and Senegal’s Keita Balde in 2017.

The striker will look to make a return and jostle for a place in the Super Eagles team after he made his last appearance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he came on as a substitute twice.

 

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