Moses Simon signs new contract with Nantes

Moses Simon signs new contract with Nantes
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Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has put pen to paper on a new contract with Nantes that will keep him at the club until 2026.

The 28-year-old played a key role for his side as they upset the odds two seasons ago en route to winning the Coupe de France trophy.

Moses has continued to deliver the goods for Nantes as he boasts three goals and four assists this term with only eight players in the top tier of French football racking up more direct goal contributions.

As he entered the final months of his previous deal, Nantes acted fast in contract negotiations and Simon was pleased to have extended his stay with his current employers, while also looking forward to helping his side compete at a high level.

“I am delighted to continue the adventure here and very happy to stay in Nantes,” he told the club's official website.

“I am ready to continue fighting to help the team go as high as possible.

“What is certain is that this contract extension is a real proof of confidence in the Club, as well as in the team.”

Well-deserved contract extension for Moses Simon

Since moving to Nantes on an initial loan deal in 2019 which was made permanent one year later, Simon has made 152 appearances across all competition for the Ligue 1 outfit.

The winger has shown a high level of ability and availability during his time at Stade de la Beaujore and it was no surprise that a host of clubs were already circling over a potential Bosman move before his contract extension.

Looking ahead, the relief of having his long-term future sorted could also have a positive impact on Simon when he takes to the field for Nigeria in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Simon has been included in the Super Eagles provisional squad and is expected to make the final cut for the trip to Ivory Coast next year.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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