Transfers: Three French Clubs Set To Slug It Out For Super Eagles Star

Transfers: Three French Clubs Set To Slug It Out For Super Eagles Star 1

After an excellent debut season in France, Moses Simon is set to be the subject of a hot pursuit from a trio of Ligue 1 sides.

Lyon and Rennes could go head-to-head with Nantes in the chase for the signature of Super Eagles winger, Simon, according to a report by Belgian publications Voetbal Nieuws. 

The 24-year-old Levante forward has spent the campaign on loan at Nantes after failing to convince in La Liga.

He has, however, been a revelation with the Yellow Canaries, scoring nine goals and providing another eight assists in 30 appearances across all competitions for the club.

Nantes have a purchase option of 5 million euros for the Nigerian and would have been obliged to pay the sum had Moses scored ten goals.

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However, the Ligue 1 was brought to a premature end following the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, leaving Simon one goal short of the target.

Despite that shortcoming, Nantes President Waldemar Kita has confirmed that the club will activate their option to purchase the former Genk star.

However, Nantes could face stiff competition from both Rennes and Lyon for the Nigerian winger.

Rennes ended the abridged league season in third place, and are preparing to play in the UEFA Champions League next season for the first time in their history.

Lyon, though, are one of the biggest clubs in France and are looking to add Simon to bolster a team that failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in six years.

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As per transfermarkt, Simon is currently valued at €6.2 million.