Lower Leagues: Simeone’s son signs for UD Ibiza
Lower Leagues Gianluca will play in the Spanish third tier
Diego Simeone’s son Gianluca has joined Segunda Division B team UD Ibiza on loan from Gimnasia y Esgrima for the 2019/20 season.
The island-based club are bringing the 21-year-old in as one of their star recruits as they aim for promotion to LaLiga SmartBank, having recruited Italian veteran Marco Borriello last season.
“The idea of the sporting department is that, due to his youth, the attacker can play for both the first team and the youth team,” the club said.
“During his career, Gianluca has played in the ranks of River Plate, from the youth set-up to the reserve team.”
The Atletico Madrid coach already has a son playing in Europe, as Giovanni Simeone is at Fiorentina.