Searching through the squad on the Football Index for talent can be an exhaustive task with representation from well over 1,000 players from several leagues and nationalities. But the beauty of the Index is that you can use your own database of football knowledge to profit and yesterday demonstrated this perfectly.
It’s fair to say that there won’t be many Jupiler Pro League fans outside of Belgium, yet with the transfer window firmly upon us, traders and Liverpool fans were straight onto YouTube yesterday evening to investigate the silky skills of Nigeria international and KAA Gent winger Moses Simon (£0.90). This was in response to articles in the Liverpool Echo and The Mirror linking the Anfield outfit with a £10 Million transfer for the KAA Gent wide man.
The 22-year-old plays predominantly on the left of a front three but is equally adept across the front line, and is a real threat thanks to his searing pace. Simon hit the back of the net on six occasions last season in the Jupiler Pro League and it is this form that has also supposedly interested Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United. Yet sadly the opportunity for fans and clubs alike to see more of the winger is reduced this summer as Simon will be missing the World Cup for the Super Eagles thanks to a thigh injury that has ruled him out for up to a month.
The news broke around 9pm last night and the Index didn’t half react. The Nigerian was only recently IPO’d into the squad list and was trading at £0.49 for the majority of yesterday, but once the news broke about the potential transfer to Champions League finalists Liverpool, his price quite simply rocketed. Within moments the winger shot up to just shy of a £1.00 a share and was trading at £0.98, a 100% increase within an hour. You will not find those kinds of returns anywhere else. The KAA Gent man wasn’t done though, he has been trading at highs of £1.07 this morning, before settling a little lower at £0.90 a share. Showing that had you owned yesterday and sold at the peak you would have made a return of 118%. In £ and pence if you had owned 100 shares at a buy price of £49.00 and then sold them at the peak for £107.00, you would have profited to the tune of £56.84 had you sold to market and after commission. Not a shabby return at all.
It just goes to show you the returns that are on offer in transfer rumours on the Football Index. Who will be the next rumour to leap in price?
Moses Simon and hundreds of other footballers are available to trade on Football INDEX: https://www.footballindex.co.uk/stockmarket/team