Liverpool FC: Winger Moses Simon Tipped for £10m
Liverpool are being linked with a move for Nigeria international Moses Simon.
The Champions League finalists are working hard to strengthen their squad this summer and have already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.
The 22-year-old is on the Reds radar as they continue their recruitment drive this summer with Jurgen Klopp keen to bolster his attacking options.
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 £10million 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.
Simon is capable of playing on either flank but spent much of this season on the left wing, where he contributed six goals and three assists in helping Gent finish in fourth in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.
Simon suffered personal heartbreak last week when it was confirmed he would miss the forthcoming World Cup finals in Russia.
Guinean midfielder Naby Keita will also arrive at Anfield this summer, having agreed to join the Reds from RB Leipzig in 2017 in a deal which could be worth up to £52.75million.
Now the Reds have reportedly set their sights on adding Simon to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The 22-year-old winger has impressed playing in Belgium for Gent and, according to the Liverpool Echo, is seen a good back-up option to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Simon has a year left remaining on his contract with Gent and is rated at around £10million.
He has won 20 caps for Nigeria, scoring four times, but will not be part of the squad for this summer’s World Cup due to injury.
The player has been suffering from a hip injury, and while he is expected to be available in three weeks, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr chose not to include him in his 23-man squad.
“I will definitely be back soon, stronger and better,” said Simon.
“To the Super Eagles, I wish you all the best of luck in Russia – go and make us proud.”
Klopp wants to increase the strength in depth of his squad this summer.
Naby Keita and Fabinho have already been signed as part of a midfield overhaul, while the Reds are continuing to work on a move for £60m-rated Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir.
Source: talksport.com, liverpoolfc.com