Former SK Trencin of Slovakia winger, Moses Simon is set to follow the footsteps of two ex-Super Eagles strikers, Jonathan Akpoborie and Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins as well as Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer, Victor Osimhen to VfL Wolfsburg of Germany.
This is sequel to contacts launched for Simon’s signature by the German Bundesliga club, though he had initially been billed for a move to Liverpool, to replace fellow-former youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi.
Simon is now heading to The Wolves instead, as latest reports indicate that a move to the German club is close to happening, after Gent accepted a bid from the Bundesliga side.
He is now said to be thrashing out personal terms with the team, ahead of signing a five year deal, after a routine medical, which will happen before this weekend.
Even before sealing the deal, Gent have confirmed that Simon is leaving this summer, after omitting his name from their squad for the upcoming season.
The club released their squad number for next season and Simon’s name is conspicuously missing from the list of players assigned squad numbers by the Belgian side.
Gent are open to the idea of the forward moving to the Bundesliga as the club met their valuation of the forward, something Liverpool are yet to match.
However, Simon is yet to accept the move with the forward still keen on pushing through a deal in England, even if it is not Liverpool, where a bid was revealed for him last month.
However, the Wolves’ move is facing a late hurdle, following records of Simon’s poor performances with Gent.
Though he contributed six goals and three assists over the course of the campaign, it is a far cry from Simon’s previous marks, when he was directly involved in 28 goals for his clubs during the 2014-15 season.
Simon would have used the 2018 World Cup as an opportunity to impress prospective suitors, but he was axed from the Super Eagles’ list due to injury.
Nonetheless, Simon has entered the final twelve months of his contract at Gent and the club are desperate to sell him before the close of the summer transfer window in order to recoup their previous investment on the player.