Liverpool and Tottenham have reportedly joined the growing list of suitors in the race for Super Eagles attacking midfielder Moses Simon.
Reports in the British media on Wednesday claimed that Premier League newcomers Brighton had an £8.4m bid turned down for the player by his Belgian club Gent, who have slapped a £13m price tag on him.
The 22-year-old, who has forced his way into first-team reckoning under Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, has been continually linked with Premier League mid-table side West Brom. The player, who joined Gent from Slovak outfit Trencin in 2015, can play up front or out wide.
Liverpool and Tottenham, who are looking to bolster their attacks ahead of the new season, believe Simon’s pace and real trickery on the ball could help them in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
The Jos-born player, who represented Nigeria the Turkey 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, scored five goals and provided seven assists to help Gent finish third in the Belgian Jupiler League last season.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham became interested in Simon after he played a starring role when knocking Mauricio Pochettino’s men out of the Europa League in February.
Meanwhile, Uche Agbo says he is delighted to have sealed a move to Belgian club Standard Liege after four years in Spain.
“I am so happy that I have a job for the next three years,” Agbo was quoted by SCORENigeria as saying on Thursday.
“I settled for Standard Liege because the offer was too tempting, I will earn more than what I got in Spain and I have other benefits as well.
“It’s just a good offer and I’m not a loan but I was bought permanently from Granada.”
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