Gent play Tottenham Hotspur in the Round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League on 16th and 23rd February. Left winger Moses Simon has spoken to a news outlet that he almost joined Spurs in the summer of 2015 but the 21-year-old (22 in July) not heard from us since.
” I almost joined Spurs six months after I arrived in Belgium but since then there has been no official contact, it’s normal if they are still keeping a close watch on me but I have not heard anything about their latest interest.
” As for Middlesbrough no contact with them, have just been reading it in the papers just like most of you. For now am focused on Gent we have a very big second half of the season to contend with”.
We will still be monitoring him as he indicates and soon we can get a first-hand look at him against us. There seem to be a lot of wide men talked up but when they come to the Premier League you hardly hear from them again unless you happen to be a supporter of their club.
For example, Xherdan Shaqiri hasn't provided a single assist in 12 games, he has scored in 2 and West Ham are trying to offload Sofiane Feghouli. Both were Tottenham targets and although we seemed to go off the idea of Shaqiri, we made an offer to Feghouli. Dodged two bullets perhaps, although you never know how they would have fared under Pochettino and his system.