The Nigeria international had an excellent campaign at Stade de la Beaujoire, scoring nine goals and eight assists from 30 matches, and was named Nantes’ best player for the 2019/20 season after winning 40 per cent of the total 3,500 votes recorded.
In an interview with Tribalfootball.com, the 24-year-old confirmed that he had been approached by Nantes to remain at the club ahead of next season.
“Yes they did. Nantes actually wants me to remain at the club,” Simon responded when asked if he had been spoken to by the club.
“But don’t forget that I’m on loan from my parent club (Levante) and they have the final say on this matter.”
Reflecting on his outstanding season in France, the winger believes his game is suited to Ligue 1 football.
“Honestly, it was a great experience for me,” he added.
“I can say it has been a great season for me in France having scored some goals and had some assists too. I scored some crucial goals for my team.
“I think I adjusted quickly to French football and this helped me to settle down very well as a professional player.
“Of course French football suits my game since I have splendid performances. Winning man of the match award in 10 games and winning the player of the month once in the club makes me feel good.”
“For me to have played as a point man in some games tells you that French football suits my style of play. I think hard-work and God’s favour made my football to click in France.”