Report: Gent set £15 million asking price for Moses Simon

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool reportedly want to sign Moses Simon.

According to a report in HLN, Gent general manager Michel Louwagie has placed a £15 million asking price on Moses Simon, having seen interest in the youngster from Premier League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool.

The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that the English duo have been looking at the 20-year-old Nigerian winger, who only moved to Gent in January of this year.

Liverpool and Spurs have been long-term admirers of Simon, and although they have missed out on the youngster in the past, both Premier League sides are ready to prise him away from Belgian champions Gent when the January transfer window comes around.

However, Simon has been a top class performer for Gent in recent months, helping them on their way to the Belgian title, and Louwagie has set the high asking price to ward off any potential approaches for the young winger.

Is Moses Simon worth £15 million?

Simon is a real talent, and at 20-years-old has his whole career ahead of him. There are no doubts he will continue to develop until he is one of the best players in the game, but £15 million is a lot to pay for him right now, considering he is only potential - rather than a proven star.

Less than 12 months ago he moved to Gent for a value totalling less than £1 million, and Gent are already demanding a multi-million pound fee for a player who has only made 68 appearances in his career, in the low quality leagues of Belgium and Slovakia.

The price is high, but if Spurs or Liverpool believe paying £15 million for potential is a good idea, then expect to see Simon in the Premier League in the near future.

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