Why Moses Simon would benefit from choosing Newcastle over Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool iand Rafa Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on...

Moses Simon is expected to leave Jupiler League side Gent for the Premier League, but will he join Newcastle United or Liverpool?

Nice's Dante (C) and Gent's Moses Simon (R) vie for the ball during a friendly football match between Belgian first league soccer team KAA Gent and French Ligue 1 team OGC Nice on July 13,...

Expect to hear a lot more about Moses Simon this summer. The 22-year-old winger is one of Nigeria’s big hopes as the Super Eagles aim to navigate a tricky World Cup group containing Croatia, Iceland and Argentina but the Gent star could have a new club by then, too.

According to Own Goal Nigeria, Newcastle United have sent scouts to watch Simon in action recently and are hoping to sign the speedy forward before the World Cup kicks off in June in order to avoid a bidding war.

Although, after claims made by the Sun, this could happen anyway. Because it is understood that Liverpool are also very interested in a player who could provide a test of Mike Ashley’s ambition due to his £13 million price-tag.

Moses Simon of KAA Gent and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur at Ghelamco Arena on...

But if it is regular first-team football Simon is after, there is surely only one club for him. Newcastle may not be in the Champions League or fighting for titles, but they could offer the 17-time international the chance to establish himself in England.

For the most part, the Magpies have lacked creativity, speed and cutting edge this season and Simon would be a welcome addition, particularly with Kenedy expected to return to parent club Chelsea. Blessed with attributes Newcastle are largely lacking, the Nigerian could be one of the most important players in Rafa Benitez’s squad.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

The same could not be said about Liverpool, however. After all, finding a way past the ‘fab three’ of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, not to mention Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana, would be difficult for a proven, experienced attacker, not only a little known winger from the Belgian league.

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