In April, Belgian outlet HLN reported that Newcastle scouts were watching Moses Simon, the Nigerian International winger who plays for Gent.
The 22-year-old seems to be one of the wingers that Rafa Benitez has identified as a potential Newcastle signing this summer.
If he is on Rafa’s list then some worrying news today in the Liverpool Echo that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has identified Simon as a target this summer.
Moses Simon – Liverpool want him
Here’s a piece from the Liverpool Echo on the player:
“Simon, who has been tracked by several Premier League clubs, has a year left remaining on his contract and is expected to command a fee of around £10M from Belgian side Gent.”
“He has been heavily scouted by Liverpool as they seek pacy backup to regular wide man Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.”
Rafa is expected to bring in one winger this summer with several targets having been scouted by Steve Nickson and his recruitment team.
Moses has been at Gent since 2014, and he’s played 136 times with 23 goals and 18 assists for the Belgian club.
He started his career at Ajax and made his debut for Nigeria back in March 2015 in an international friendly against Uganda.
He has 20 caps with 4 goals for his country but didn’t make the Nigerian squad for the World Cup in Russia starting next week.
If Liverpool are really interested in the winger, it could be difficult for Newcastle to get their man.
But we are also assuming that Rafa’s first choice winger this summer is Kenedy from Chelsea, who was brilliant for us on the left wing on loan this year.
He would be a terrific signing for us.