Premier League club Nottingham Forest want Super Eagles Star Boy Moses Simon after matches Neymar’s stat in Ligue 1 opening day fixtures.

The 27-year-old Nigeria international was one of the most impressive players in France last weekend of the new Ligue 1 season despite his failure to score a goal against Angers at Stade Raymond Kopa.

Simon has been a key player for Nantes since moving to Beaujoire Stadium from La Liga outfit Levante on 15 August 2019 on a season-long loan before signing a four-year contract with the club the following season.

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The Super Eagles star boy has crowned the Canneries Player of the Year in his first season before he helped them win the Coupe de France last year.

According to Foot Mercato report that Nottingham Forest  agreed personal terms with Simon ahead of a potential move to Premier League.
Simon has been in a rich vein of form as he continues where he stopped last season with a solid performance better than Lionel Messi and matched Neymar in a key stat

The Jos-born attacker made a whopping six key passes, which is the joint-highest along with the Brazilian superstar.

Neymar completed the same number of key passes as Simon in the first round of matches played in the new Ligue 1 season with former Barcelona star added two goals in PSG 4-0 win over Clermont Foot.

Simon has been linked with a move to Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, and Newcastle United this summer and Steve Cooper’s men have now jumped ahead of the three Premier League clubs.

former Gent and Levante man has won over 40 international caps for Nigeria’s Super Eagles agreed personal terms with another Ligue 1 side, OGC Nice earlier in the summer but the club failed to meet Nantes’ valuation.

Simon’s current deal with Nantes will expire in the summer of 2024 will join Super Eagles teammate Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis as the newly promoted Premier League side closes in on the signing of Watford forward.

Simon currently valued at £8.6m as he prepared to face Lille at Beaujoire Stadium on Friday’s Ligue 1 encounter.


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