Simeon Nwankwo has continued to grow in stature in Italy as he was named in the Serie A Best XI for matchday 35 following his outstanding display for Crotone in the win against Sassuolo.
The 25-year-old grabbed a brace to help his side to a comprehensive 4-1 victory and drag them away from the relegation zone after a dreadful start to the season.
In a list drawn up by a trusted statistic website, Whoscored.com, the Nigerian fondly referred to as ‘Simy’ scored a rating of 8.9 to pair Fiorentina’s Giovanni Simeone upfront in the 4-4-2 formation.
Interestingly, the well-built striker is being touted for a first call-up to the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Nwankwo has scored six goals in 20 appearances for Crotone and they are currently placed 15th with 34points with three games left to the end of the season.
Serie A Team of the Week
Alisson (Roma) 8.3
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) 8.5
Luiz Felipe (Lazio) 7.9
Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) 8.0
Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) 8.1
Marcello Trotta (Crotone) 9.0
Nicolas Viola (Benevento) 8.9
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) 8.6
Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan) 8.3
Simeon Simy Nwankwo (Crotone) 8.9
Giovanni Simeone(Fiorentina) 10.0