Super Eagles star reacts after signing a new 3-year deal

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/05/2019

Forgotten Super Eagles star Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has reacted after signing a three years deal with Serie B side Crotone, which will now see him remain at the club until June 30, 2022.

The 27-year-old Nigeria international was set to become a free agent next month after running down his previous contract with the club but he has decided to remain at the Stadio Ezio Scida following a meeting with Sharks president Gianni Vrenna.

Nwankwo speaking to the club official website: "I am very happy to be able to continue my story with this shirt. In Crotone I grew up both as a man and as a footballer and I also became a dad. I thank the club for the trust it has always placed in me.

Crotone President, Gianni Vrenna has nothing but praise for the 2018 FIFA World Cup star who has scored consistently for the club in recent seasons saying: ''Simy is an exemplary professional, an excellent guy both on and off the field.

''He joined the Rossoblu family three years ago and won everyone with his generosity and his goals. We are very satisfied with the agreement reached ".

Nwankwo joined Crotone in the summer of 2016 from Portuguese side Portimonense, netting 24 goals across three seasons for the Crotone-based club.