Liverpool to rival Newcastle for £13m international winger

Belgian news outlet HLN report that Liverpool have placed KAA Gent winger Moses Simon on their summer wanted list.

The 22-year-old Nigerian is also believed to be interesting Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion, but it’s the first time Moses has been mentioned as a target for Jurgen Klopp.

The diminutive Simon, who is under contract until 2019, has made 25 appearances, scoring five goals and claiming two assists this season.

The former AS Trencin player has made 16 international appearances for Nigeria and has apparently arrived on the radar of Klopp.

Moses is predominantly a left winger – hardly a position Klopp needs to strengthen – unless he is planning on losing Mohamed Salah this summer.

Newcastle are also keen on the player and are believed to have watched the winger twice in the last two weeks.

The source claims Rafa Benitez was impressed Simon’s performance for his country against Serbia last week, while he also impressed in Gent’s recent win over Anderlecht.

Simon is likely to cost around £13million and he could be in the shop window at the World Cup with Nigeria this summer.


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