Done Deal: Moses Simon Completes Permanent Nantes Move


Moses Simon has signed permanently with Nantes after the French Ligue 1 club activated the €5m clause required to turn his loan deal permanent.

Les Canaries confirmed the winger has signed a deal until June 2024 on their website on Monday corroborating’s report via French publication GFFN. which first reported the deal over two weeks ago. 

“FC Nantes has exercised the purchase option from the Spanish Levante Unión Deportiva (La Liga) club for the definitive transfer of Moses Simon (24) to FC Nantes. Loaned this season to the Yellow and Green, the Nigerian international will be linked to the Erdre Banks Club until 2024, from July 1, 2020,” Nantes wrote on their website.

Simon, 24, joined Les Canaries on a season-long loan deal from Spanish side Levante last summer but impressed so much that it appeared a foregone conclusion the club would keep him beyond this season.

His nine goals and eight assists before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic were the best of any attacking player at the club and led to the Nigerian international winning “The Canary of the season” with more than 40% of fans’ votes.

There are suggestions that Christian Goucuurff moved fast to secure the Super Eagles star to ward off potential suitors given Simon’s electrifying performances this season.

The deal will come as a relief to Simon after a difficult time at Levante where he spent just one season.

He had earlier told how language and cultural difficulties blighted his time in Spain but in Nantes, he has clearly found a home and will hope to replicate his performances next season.