Levante of Spain winger, Moses Simon is facing a hurdle of €10m in his quest to join FC Nantes of France this summer, as the Super Eagles’ star’s La Liga club aim to make a huge profit on him from his Ligue 1 suitors, megasportsarena.com learnt.
Although Nantes last weekend returned with an improved offer for the former SK Trencin of Slovakia and KAA Gent of Belgium crafty winger, who got two assists for Nigeria during the recent Africa Cup of Nations, Simon’s hope of moving to France is facing a race against time.
Simon looked good to sealing a deal with the former club of Samson Yebowei Siasia and Chidozie Awaziem, but a deal could not be sealed, as Nantes want an option of signing him permanently for €5m after a loan spell, only for Levante to insist on getting at least €8m up front, with add ons included, which could ultimately see the transfer fee rise to €10m.
That meant negotiations could not make necessary progress and eventually fell flat when Nantes shifted attention to the appointment of a new coach, with Christian Gourcuff eventually taking over in place of Vahid Halilhodzic, who quit after a disagreement with the club directors.
Consequently, Simon is back in training with Levante, with the petit lad returning to his base after an extended break, due to his outings with the Nigerian squad at AFCON 2019, where they won bronze, but sources close to the Kaduna-born lad say talks are still ongoing with Nantes.
It is left to be seen before August 31 if Simon would be on the move from Levante or not, as his representatives are pushing for a loan deal at Nates, who are also interested in eventually signing him permanently.