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Leeds: Whites ‘in position’ to sign Moses Simon

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Leeds United are reportedly ‘in position’ to sign versatile Nantes winger Moses Simon this summer but face stiff competition from Newcastle United.

The Lowdown: Simon a key man for Nantes

The Nigerian is enjoying a productive season for the Ligue 1 outfit, registering an impressive seven assists in the league, as well as chipping in with three goals for good measure.

Simon also bagged a goal and assist apiece for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, averaging an incredible 4.3 dribbles per game in the competition.

While the 26-year-old’s current Nantes deal doesn’t expire until the summer of 2024, it could be that he feels a fresh challenge is required this summer as he enters his prime.

The Latest: Leeds still eyeing up move

According to French outlet BUT Football [via Sport Witness], Leeds ‘remain in position’ to sign Simon ahead of next season but Newcastle are also showing strong interest.

The Magpies see him as someone who can take the pressure off Allan Saint-Maximin, adding more creativity to Eddie Howe’s side.

The Verdict: Tough to compete with Newcastle

Simon could be a superb signing by Leeds – Mauricio Pochettinho admitted his Paris Saint-Germain side couldn’t handle him last month – given his aforementioned end product and the fact that he can thrive on either wing or even in a central role.

He is predominantly left-sided, too, so if Raphinha stays put this summer, it could give the Whites a genuinely top-quality wide option on both flanks.

This could all depend on whether or not Leeds avoid relegation to the Championship, though, while Newcastle’s newfound wealth arguably puts them in a stronger position, in terms of offering bigger wages.

In other news, a source has dropped a key update regarding one massive Leeds player. Read more here.

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