Will FC Nantes experience a hectic summer transfer window? One thing is certain, several Canaries could leave the nest within a few months. Starting with Moses Simon, coveted in the Premier League. More
First loaned before being definitively transferred, Simon Moses is now one of the essential players of FC Nantes. Able to pass, sometimes scorer, the 26-year-old Nigerian international has taken off with the Canaries. But next summer, he could well discover a new championship and cross the Channel. Newcastle and Leeds would be particularly on the spot. Will other suitors follow suit?
A career on the rise
It was in Trencin in… Slovakia that Moses Simon discovered European football. In January 2015, the leaders of La Gantoise trusted him. And the least we can write is that they were right. In total, the Nigerian international with 46 caps (6 goals) will have played nearly 140 matches for 21 goals with the Belgian team. In 2018, Simon tried his luck at Levante. But after about twenty La Liga matches played, he quickly realized that his future lay elsewhere. It was then that FC Nantes opened the doors to him. To our greatest delight.
This time, the 26-year-old striker manages to find a place in Ligue 1. To the point of being definitively transferred to FC Nantes. For many months now, Moses Simon has hardly missed any matches with the Canaries. This season, he has already six assists, and sometimes turns into an exceptional scorer, as against Reims last Sunday. At the same time, the 68 meter player, champion of Slovakia and Belgium the same year, has just completed an African Cup of Nations as a starter. With Nigeria, he managed to reach the round of 16 of the event. And after ?
England at the feet of Moses Simon
You will have understood it, if FC Nantes is currently 9th in Ligue 1, two small points from a virtual European place, it owes it in part to Moses Simon. Nevertheless, not sure that the twirling winger will make old bones in Loire-Atlantique. After Belgium, Spain and therefore France, the small player could be tempted to discover a new championship, even more upscale. According to the Tribal Football media, Simon is notably in the sights of two English clubs. These are Newcastle and Leeds.
Two formations that are currently struggling to keep their place in the Premier League. The Magpies are considered the richest club in the world after their takeover last October by a Saudi fund. Solid sporting and financial arguments that could convince the Nantes player to leave the ship. An amount close to 12 million euros is mentioned for this potential movement. Moses Simon had cost the Canaries 5 million.