kaa gent left reeling following departure of nigerian duo

16:30    08 Aug 2018

Moses Simon (R)
Belgium Pro League side KAA Gent are still coming to terms with the sale of two of their brightest stars.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the club had sold Nigerian duo Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon to Girondins de Bordeaux and Levante respectively.

The attacking pair had directly contributed to 23 goals across all competitions for the club last season, and will be difficult to replace as the Belgian outfit now set their sights on the Europa League third round qualifying clash against Jagiellonia Białystok tomorrow night.

Kalu has signed a five-year-contract with French club Bordeaux and has been tipped as a replacement for Barcelona attacker Malcom, who burst on the scene last season with 12 goals for the French Ligue 1 outfit.

Simon, as reported on Fox Sports earlier this week, has signed for Spanish La Liga outfit Levante UD where he has since been joined by Ghana forward Raphael Dwamena.

KAA Gent signed three wingers of African descent in the current transfer window in anticipation that they might lose their Nigerian stars. Ahmed Mostafa, Stallone Limbombe and Jean-Luc Dompé have all joined the club over the past few months, and will be tasked with filling the boots of Kalu and Simon down the wings.

Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi is also currently on-loan at the club from English Premier League giants Liverpool.

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