Report: Spurs battling Liverpool for Moses Simon having previously missed out

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Tottenham are reportedly pursuing Gent winger Moses Simon.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham and Liverpool are set to lock horns for a second time over Gent winger Moses Simon.

Simon, 20, was playing in Slovakia less than a year ago, having only moved to Belgium from AS Trencin in January, with the Nigerian joining Gent on a three-year deal.

The speedy forward can play out wide or up front, and his pace certainly attracted plenty of interest during his time in Slovakia with Trencin, having particularly impressed in a Europa League qualifier against Hull City.

It was Gent who won his signature then, but two of the clubs involved in the initial chase - Liverpool and Tottenham - are ow rekindling their interest in Simon.

The Daily Mail report that both clubs have been monitoring Simon's progress in Belgium having missed out in January, though it was possibly smart from them to wait and see how he performs in a higher quality league before making concrete moves for him.

Spurs may feel that they signed a similar type of player in Clinton N'Jie, but could still look to add another attacking player in January, whislt Liverpool will certainly need a winger if new manager Jurgen Klopp is to play his usual 4-2-3-1 system, which relied so heavily on the speed of Jakub Blaszczykowski at Borussia Dortmund.

Simon may not be a big name, but at just 20 he has bags of potential, and his blistering pace would cause defences problems immediately - hence why both Liverpool and Spurs have reportedly been keen on him for so long.

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