Ligue 1: Simon named Nantes player of the season


Super Eagles forward, Moses Simon, has been voted Nantes’ player of the season after his outstanding performances for the Canary this season.

Simon polled 40% of the total 3,500 votes recorded to win the prestigious recognition.

The 24-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Nantes from Spanish side, Levante scored nine goals and registered eight assists in 30 appearances across all competitions before the Ligue 1 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Simon is Nantes joint-top scorer in the league alongside Ludovic Blas, who also bagged nine goals, but the Nigerian edged his teammate with his number of assists.

“With nine goals and eight assists in 30 games played, all competitions combined, Moses Simon left a lasting impression. He is voted “Canary of the 2019-2020 season by Iliane” by you, supporters of the Yellow and Green,” the club announced.

It remains to be seen if the Canaries will trigger the option to buy Simon after his convincing performances during his loan spell.

Simon started his European sojourn at Ajax in 2013 but failed to secure a deal after playing for them in pre-season. He then moved to Slovakia to join Trencin in January 2014 where he spent a year before joining Gent a year later.

He spent three years in Belgium winning the First Division A title in the 2014-15 campaign and the Belgian Super Cup in 2015.

Simon has 30 caps since he made his international debut for Nigeria in June 2015.

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