Leeds United were keen on signing Moses Simon and made a ‘strong approach’ in the winter market. However, the deal didn’t take place because FC Nantes blocked his exit.

Despite failing to take the forward in January, the Whites are ‘still keen’ to sign him in the summer.

That’s according to OwnGoalNigeria, who explain Marcelo Bielsa’s side are now joined by Newcastle United.

The 26-year-old moved to the Ligue 1 side from Levante in 2020. Operating mainly on the left wing, he managed eight goals and 12 assists in all competitions since the start of last season.

Moses’ form has not gone unnoticed as the Magpies have made him their ‘prime target’ for the summer.

The Nigeria international is valued at £20m and it won’t be a problem for Newcastle to pay this amount to secure his services.

It’s claimed Eddie Howe’s side are ‘currently locked in talks with Nantes over reaching a deal’. The Tyneside club are even willing to offer him a deal worth £100,000 per week.

Although Leeds are ‘still keen’ to sign Moses, Newcastle seem to have managed to get ahead of them. They have made an effort to secure his services by holding talks with Nantes and also by being willing to offer the player a contract worth £100,000 per week.