Moses Simon: I almost moved to Premier League

Moses Simon: I almost moved to Premier League
Angel Di Maria of PSG (L) in action against Moses Simon of Nantes

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020. 12:00

Nigerian winger Moses Simon has revealed that he almost moved to the Premier League a couple of years back, and he still dreams of playing in the English top flight.

The 24-year-old Super Eagles star is looking forward to continuing next season where he left off in this, having been votes as Nantes’ player of the season by their supporters after racking up nine goals and eight assists in 30 appearances.

Simon was on loan at Nantes from Spanish side Levante, but says he would like to remain with the French Ligue 1 club if possible, while he also told Tribal Football that a move to Brighton & Hove Albion very nearly happened in 2018.

“It was very close, but I’m happy with my football. I will take my career as it comes,” Simon explained.

“Yes. I was aware of some clubs seeking to sign me like Brighton showing strong interest with their package to sign me, but the deal did not see the light of the day. I don’t want to go into details about what happened.”

The Nigerian added, “I have strong desire to play in the EPL. This is my dream, but things happen in football and I believe everything is for my good. When it is time, it is time. I believe in destiny.

“Talking about offers from other Premier League clubs, I think my manager is in the best position to handle the business of transfer or offers that comes to my table. Mine is to play football and I leave my manager to handle that aspect for me.

“Why not? It is the dream of most footballers to play in the EPL. It is the most followed league in the world.

“I’m glad that I have played in one of the best leagues in the world which is the La Liga. Playing against Lionel Messi is like possessing a fortune. If God say that I will still play in the EPL, I will.”

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