Salernitana sign Obi, in talks with Simy

 Salernitana sign Obi, in talks with Simy

PARMA, ITALY – APRIL 24: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Simy Nwankwo of FC Crotone gestures during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and FC Crotone at Stadio Ennio Tardini on April 24, 2021 in Parma, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

SALERNITANA will hold contract talks with Nigerian striker Simy Nwankwo this week after officially signing former Chievo midfielder Joel Obi on a free transfer on Wednesday

The newly-promoted club, who finished second in Serie B last season behind title winners Empoli, are working to build up their squad for the tough Serie A schedule next season.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Salernitana have identified the 29-year-old striker, who has also been linked with Udinese, Genoa and Torino after his sensational 20 Serie A goals last season as a good addition to the team.

The 29-year-old was the highest-scoring African in Serie A last season but fell a goal short of matching Samuel Eto’o record of 21 goals in the Italian topflight in the 2010/11 season.

Meanwhile, Obi signed a one-year deal with an option to extend, which becomes automatic if they stay in Serie A at the end of the season..

The 30-year-old has spent all his career in Italy playing for Inter, Parma, Torino and Chievo.

Ayomide Oyewole

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