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Newcastle Now Likely To Miss Out On Winger

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.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Not interested in these stories any more, or if ever.

  • posada

    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2


    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:23 AM
    Comment #196

    Villa going bust.
    That lot from down the road going bust.
    Russians having to leave.
    Chineese now having to keep their cash at home.

    What next. A people’s revolution in the UAE ?

    At least Mike Ashley has kept us financially sound.

    Will Jail ever say sorry Mike. Will he ever say Thanks Mike for saving the Toon?

  • posada

    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Thought I would re post that incase Jail missed it.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Nobody knows who is or isn’t on Rafa’s list. This is already developing into the same scenario as last season. Any player we’re allegedly linked to who goes elsewhere is then deemed a failure by the Newcastle powers.
    Last season it was roughly 300 and we had the same thing. 290 of those had no basis in fact.
    Rafa probably has a small list of genuine targets, followed by a list of second or third options. Whether this lad was on that top list we simply don’t know.

  • barkel

    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    On previous, Beardo has to go unfortunately, an amazing player and proper hero to many but he’s the man in charge of developing younger players and he can’t keep his job. Allegedly he’s the reason we lost Lewis Gibson to Everton

  • hibbit

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    to be honest Beardsley is a terrible coach and should have been out the door long ago
    great play not a great coach

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Wasn’t there a UEFA / FIFA mandated date before which transfers could not be registered? Have we reached that yet? If not, any inbound transfers from abroad surely cannot be confirmed. For all we know, Rafa’s business is already done he just can’t yet shout about it.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Hibbett, amen to that! You’re right, he should’ve gone years ago purely on performance rates. Previous managers should have stepped in and removed him imo but it is difficult where a club legend is concerned. And imagine the outcry if Ashley had sacked him?
    Regardless though, he simply has to go.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Only Central African nations in the World Cup are Nigeria and Senegal, with also 3 North African countries go through. Whilst of interest in its self, there would potentially be more C. African strikers who are going under the radar this summer that maybe worth pursuing.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Forgive the errors

  • Slank

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    This article is going to be one of many pointless articles before the new season starts.

    To quote the above article ‘seems to be one’ and ‘If he is on Rafa’s list’ is not the same as this is a player Newcastle have made a bid for.

  • Slank

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12


    It’s very poor journalism. I just wish Ed would not inflect us with this nonsense.

  • marshy

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #13

    I was talking to the father of a newcastle scout yesterday and he told me that newcastle are signing rondon this week, but having seen on this site some big clubs are after him, I have my doubts. although he also said that most stuff put out in the media are from players agents.


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