Moses Simon signs permanent deal with Nantes

French club Nantes have completed the signing of a permanent four-year deal with Moses Simon from Levante.

The Nigeria international was named the Canary of the Season for the 2019/20 campaign. He had joined Nantes on a temporary deal from Levante last season after struggling in La Liga after scoring nine goals and adding eight assists in 30 appearances.

The winger has said he is happier in France.

“At Levante, I did not play very well due to some circumstances with the coach. In Spain, the coach only spoke Spanish and I needed a translator. It was easier to play in France because I understand the language more and communication is very good with the coach.

“I am enjoying my football now. The most important thing is to play. Not to sit on the bench. To have the freedom to play, have the freedom to speak and to do what you know how to do best.”

Simon spent three years with Gent in Belgium before moving to Levante. Belgium has been the best so far for the Jos-born attacker as he won the Belgian First Division A and the country’s Super Cup in 2015.

Moses made his debut for Nigeria in March 2015 under coach Sunday Oliseh. Simon has scored five goals in 33 appearances for the Super Eagles, according to Goal report.

The new Nantes contract is expected to start on July 1 and run until 2024.