Premier League link flatters Manchester United & Newcastle keeper target

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Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore admits he’s flattered to be linked with a move to the Premier League.

Sky Sports reports that both Manchester United and Newcastle United have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old stopper, whilst Sunderland are also credited with an interest in the player.

Moore has been in top form for the Bees this season, helping Use Rosler’s side challenge for automatic promotion from Npower League One.

Former England stopper David James has also tipped the youngster to be a future No.1 for the Three Lions, and Moore admits it’s an honour to be linked with clubs in the English top flight.

Championship sides Hull and Nottingham Forest are also said to be keen.

"It is obviously flattering to be linked with clubs in the Premier League and Championship, but all my focus is on helping Brentford secure promotion," Moore told Sky Sports.

"I am happy at Brentford and I want to keep playing regularly so I can continue my development."

Manchester United already have a young keeper between the sticks, although David De Gea was a big-money purchase at Old Trafford in the summer of 2011.

And, whilst the Spaniard initially struggled to hold down a position ahead of Anders Lindegaard, manager Sir Alex Ferguson now appears to have complete faith in his current No.1.

Newcastle United, meanwhile, have seen Tim Krul struggle with injury this term, giving Rob Elliot a chance to impress at St. James’ Park.

Elliott joined the Magpies from Charlton Athletic in 2011, and Moore would follow in the footsteps of a player moving from the lower-leagues to Tyneside if Alan Pardew made a move.

For now though, his focus remains on life at Griffin Park.

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