Moses Simon is close to leaving Belgium side Gent following strong interest in his services from English Premier League side Newcastle United, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Simon is expected to be in action today when Gent take on Anderlecht in the Belgium play-offs with scouts from Newcastle United expected to be present for the game.
On Tuesday, the head of recruitment of the English Premier League side who are battling to remain in the English Premier League were at Barnet’s Hive stadium where Nigeria lost 0-2 to Serbia in a pre World Cup friendly , but Simon didn’t get enough minutes in the game.
Sure to depart Gent this season, the 23 year old has already left his former management team for a new team owned and ran by a French man, and a super showing for Nigeria at the World Cup will no doubt see his market value soar.
Newcastle United want to complete his signing before the World Cup to avoid a bidding war if he excels at the summer tournament, and Gent are keen on doing business as he has a little over a year to go on his current contract.