Genoa have completed the signing of Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone, for a reported fee of €3million.
The Serie A side confirmed the deal on Thursday, with the Argentina youth international believed to have signed a three-year deal.
“Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces the acquisition from River Plate, on a permanent basis, the sporting rights of attacker Giovanni Simeone,” a club statement confirmed.
He will be presented to the media on Friday.
— Genoa CFC (@GenoaCFC) August 18, 2016
Simeone made 31 appearances and scored six goals for River after making his debut in August 2013.
The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Banfield, made three appearances as a substitute for Argentina as they suffered a group-stage exit at the Olympics.