Gio Simeone emerges from the shadow of El Cholo as one of Europe’s top young strikers

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There are advantages and disadvantages to being the son of such a high-profile Argentine icon like Diego Simeone. On the one hand, the young player can learn from the experience and wisdom of his father. On the other, they can be crushed under the weight of expectation.

Giovanni Simeone is a very different player than the aggressive, all-action midfielder El Cholo was, but after initially being labeled restrictively as little more than ‘the son of Diego Simeone’, young Gio is now forcing people to take notice based on the merits of his goal-scoring exploits in Serie A.

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