Moses Simon has enjoyed a highly successful season with French Ligue 1 club Nantes.
The 24-year-old was voted Nantes’ player of the season with 40% of the vote, and, a few days later, his header against Nice was voted the club’s goal of the season.
Simon told ESPN both awards were unexpected boons for him: “To be honest, I did not expect it.
“I just wanted to go there and do my job.
“I didn’t even expect that goal to win it. I thought it would be the goal against PSG. But they voted that one to be the best goal.
“I don’t mind though, it is my goal so it doesn’t matter. I just think the goal against PSG was better.”
Whatever the case, the Nigerian has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround after a gloomy spell at Levante, the Spanish club he joined on a five-year deal from Belgian side Gent in 2018.
A measly return of one goal from 19 appearances was testament to just how miserable the Super Eagles star was in Spain.
Nantes have the option of making Simon’s deal permanent and they very well may.