Liverpool and Newcastle rejected likelihood to signal £4m AFCON star

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Premier League trio Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle United turned down the possibility to signal Moses Simon with the Nigeria worldwide now starring on the African Cup of Nations, as reported by All Nigeria Soccer. 

Kelechi Iheanacho might need scored the one objective of the sport because the Super Eagles kicked off their AFCON marketing campaign with a 1-0 victory over Mo Salah’s Egypt, controlling a cross and thumping a volley into the highest nook, however Simon was the perfect participant on the pitch. 

The spring-heeled winger gave Carlos Quieroz’s defence extra complications than a weary dad or mum at a five-year-old’s celebration.  

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And if Simon can construct on his very good begin to the event, a January transfer would possibly simply be on the playing cards.

All Nigeria Soccer say that various as-yet unnamed Premier League golf equipment are watching the 26-year-old carefully.

Why did Liverpool and Newcastle not signal Moses Simon?

This isn’t the primary time Simon, who at present plies his commerce for Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, has been linked with a transfer throughout the Channel both.

ANS add that Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle have been provided the possibility to signal Simon in current switch home windows.  

All three determined in opposition to bringing the one-time Ajax teenager to England nonetheless. So did Brighton and Hove Albion. 

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“There was interest from Liverpool but nothing is concrete for now,” Simon advised AOI Football again in 2018 earlier than leaving Gent for La Liga outfit Levante as a substitute. 

According to The Mail, Brighton additionally submitted a suggestion within the area of £8 million throughout Simon’s time in Belgium. It isn’t sure why The Seagulls determined in opposition to assembly Gent’s £13 million price-tag.  

Perhaps they felt that Leandro Trossard, who finally arrived on the Amex after a superb spell within the Jupiler League, represented higher worth for cash. 

Simon has two targets and 6 assists in 18 Ligue 1 video games for Nantes this season.

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