Loaned to Hellas Verona for the season by Cagliari, Giovanni Simeone is finally showing to the world what he is capable of.

With 12 goals in 19 Serie A games, the five times Argentina international has caught the eye of a number of clubs around Europe, including Leeds United.

That’s according to L’Arena in Italy, who state that the player has been ‘targeted’ by Marcelo Bielsa’s side ‘for next season’.

This means a January transfer is to be discarded, as the player seems set on finishing the season with Verona, where he is clearly enjoying himself.

Leeds aren’t the only ones after Simeone, however, as the player’s own father would like to have him at Atlético Madrid, and Napoli are also lurking.

Verona, down their end, will only buy the player completely ‘at the end of the season’, having previously agreed with Cagliari that €12m would do the trick.

Right now, the Argentine ‘can be sold for no less than €18m’, but there is hope that figure can rise over the next few months if he continues to score as he has done.

As for Leeds, they first need to ensure they remain in the Premier League, because relegation would put an end to this story in the blink of an eye.