Nigerian winger Moses Simon teams Nantes starting XI as Canaries trip to Principality side AS Monaco for the third match day of the French Ligue 1.

Nigeria forward Moses Simon is set to make his 30th Ligue 1 start for FC Nantes who visit Losc Lille in a matchday-five encounter at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy tonight (Friday).

Moses has so far played 30 league matches for Nantes since joining the French club during the 2019/20 season, starting 29 and playing as a substitute on one occasion.

He is also gunning for his seventh goal overall in the French top-flight, having scored five in 26 games last term while scoring once in four matches this new season.

The 25-year-old would also be very eager to break his goal drought against Lille, having fired blanks in one Ligue 1 appearance against Victor Osimhen’s former club.


Simon won an individual prize after being voted as Nantes’ best player of the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season which wasn’t concluded due to the Coronavirus pandemic breakout.

Simon was initially on a one-year loan deal at Nantes from Levante of Spain before the French top-flight outfit secured his signature on a permanent basis.

The exciting winger was named in the Team of the Decade by Nantes. Fans of the top-tier club participated in an online poll, and gave him a starting berth on the right-wing.

The Super Eagles attacker hit the back of the net on nine occasions while setting up eight other goais in 30 appearances across all competitions last season.

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