Newcastle United are interested in Nigerian winger Moses Simon, according to reports in Belgium, Newcastle sent scouts at the weekend to watch Moses Simon feature for Gents against Anderlecht.
According to Belgian outlet HLN, Newcastle United also sent scouts to watch Simon during Nigeria’s 2-0 friendly defeat to Serbia last month at the Hive Stadium in London.
Simon, a 22-year-old left-winger, is renowned for his pace and his attacking ability and has been scouted heavily by a number of Premier League clubs in recent years – with Brighton and Hove Albion among the top-flight teams who tried to sign the winger last summer.
Rafa Benitez has instructed his recruitment team to find upgrades in every single position ahead of the summer, but attacking reinforcements are understood to be a priority. Simon is likely to be one of a number of potential targets being assessed at this stage.
Simon, meanwhile, admitted during an interview last week that he dreams to play in the English Premiership in the near future – as long as he can join a club that can guarantee him game time.
“I want to go the Premier League. Last summer, Brighton were interested,” the Nigeria international told HLN.
“It would be a good club for me because I could play. In a top club, I would not be sure. I have to play, it’s the most important thing.
“I also know that in the second division there are good teams. When I play with Nigeria, I do not see any difference with the Premier League players.”