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Was Moses Simon better off returning to Levante?

French Ligue 1 club, Nantes, have reportedly activated their €5m option to sign Nigeria winger Moses Simon from Spanish outfit Levante according to a number of online media outlets.

Personally, if Moses Simon was guaranteed of regular playing time, I would have erred on the side of him going back to Levante. My thinking for this is rooted in thr fact the the wingback position to which he was deployed in Spain helped create a balance between the offensive and defensive aspects of his game. I believe this made in a well rounded winger alive to both the attacking and defensive aspects of responsibilities – one that is able to respond as swiftly and sensitively as the severity of the situation demands. I recall the first goal scored by Germany against Nigeria in the Olympic 2016 semifinals. Had Imoh Ezekiel honed the defensive aspect of his game, he may not have been wrapped in a fog of uncertainty which allowed the German to steal the match on him and stab home a crucial 1st goal which proved to be unassailable. But in Nantes, Moses Simon has shone like a million stars and is guaranteed regular playing time. So, on these grounds it makes (more) sense for him to stay in a club where the road to regular football is as clear as daylight. The 24-year-old Nigeria International joined Nantes on one-year loan deal from Levante last summer.

Moses Simon, having scored 9 goals and provided 8 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions in the French league last season, is said to have penned a 4 year deal to stay in Nantes.

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