Nantes stay a good move for Simon – Okpala

Nantes stay a good move for Simon – Okpala
Moses Simon of Nigeria

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jun 21, 2020. 16:00

Nigerian football legend Sylvanus Okpala has hailed Moses Simon’s permanent move from Spanish side Levante to French Ligue 1 club Nantes.

The winger spent the 2019-20 season on loan with the Canaries and impressed enough for the club to trigger an option to secure his services on a permanent basis. In fact, the Super Eagles star even won Nantes’ Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards.

Okpala believes that playing week in and week out, as Simon is likely to continue doing for Nantes, is the key factor in what makes this such a good move for the 24-year-old – as well as the potential financial benefits.

“It is good for him as long as he is making his money. I hope it’s a good money move,” Okpala told The Punch [].

“When you move to a club, you look at your age because you play football with age. Once you are in your 30s, you have fewer years to play.

“It doesn’t mean that you are making that move solely for the money, you are moving to get to the next level in your career in terms of one transition to the other.

“Playing every weekend and not sitting on the bench is the most important thing but you don’t just move for moving sake, you also move for money, football is all about making a name and making money.”

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