Newcastle are interested in signing Levante forward Simon Moses but they will face stiff competition from other European clubs.
Moses is currently on loan at Nantes from Levante where he has scored eight goals and registered eight assists in all competitions. Operating mainly on the left side of Christian Gourcuff's front three, the 24-year-old has been one of the French side's standout performers this season.
Newcastle are understood to be tracking the Nigerian international along with a number of other sides. According to French journalist Manu Lonjon, Nantes are keen to activate a clause to make the move permanent for around £5m and Moses himself has expressed a desire to remain with the club.
"Yes of course, I want to stay. I feel very good at Nantes. However, my future does not depend solely on me," Simon stated earlier this month (via Goal).
Despite this, the Magpies are considering swooping in to secure his signature with Hertha Berlin and Lyon also thought to be interested in the player.
Moses was previously touted for a move to Newcastle back in April 2018. At that time, the wideman was also linked with Liverpool and Brighton, before signing for Levante in the summer from Gent.
The Magpies have spent big on offensive reinforcements over the past 12 months, with Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton all arriving for significant fees. The trio have struggled for goals since signing.
Almiron has scored just four times from 37 appearances while Saint-Maximin has struck just once in 14 outings. The biggest disappointment has been Joelinton who, after being signed for a club record £40m in the summer, has registered a solitary Premier League goal.
Moses could be brought in for as little as £5m, making him an attractive proposition for the goal shy Magpies.
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Source : 90min