FC Nantes of France winger, Moses Simon is thorn between sticking with the French Ligue 1 club in a full contract at the end of the current season, or accept an ambitious transfer offer that has come his way from a club in the Chinese Super League, megasportsarena.com reports.
Moses has already attracted talks about the possibility of turning his loan deal from Levante of Spain into a full contract at Nantes, but he has also received a summer transfer offer 12m euros from a club in China, such that it is now a huge dilemma hanging over his mind heading into the summer.
Spanish sports daily, AS, and Eurosport France noted that Simon has already made top marks at Nantes, which he joined on a season-long loan deal from Levante last August, with the French club given a proviso to buy him outright should he score another goal before the season ends.
However, aside needing to net another goal before the season runs its full course, Simon has two other conditions to meet before Nantes would be able to trigger the purchase clause of five million euros set into the loan agreement they have with Levante.
One of the conditions is that Simon will have to score a total of 10 goals in all competitions and the second is that he has to play a minimum of 25 games, which the 24-year-old triggered when he stepped up to 30 appearances.
He is also close to triggering the second condition, as he has already netted nine goals, such that Nantes feel duty bound to formally bid for the former SK Trencin of Slovakia and KAA Gent of Belgium winger, who also has eight assists for Nantes before the season was put on hold by COVID-19.
Consequently, The Canaries could move to activate the purchase clause that would take Simon away from Levante, with which he is under contract until June 2023, but the French Ligue 1 club may then decide to sell him to the suitors from China, in order for them to get a profit on him, akin to the deal Sporting Charleroi of Belgium had with Lille Metropole over Victor Osimhen.