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Moses Simon ranked fourth best dribbler in Europe

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Opta, a British sports analytics company, has ranked Super Eagles forward Moses Simon as the fourth best dribbler in Europe’s top five leagues.

According to a recent post on Ligue 1 X Twitter quoting OptaJose, the Nigerian is only surpassed by Barcelona wonderkid Yamine Lamal, Manchester City’s Jeremy Doku, and Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane.

Simon is in his fourth season at Nantes and has been one of the club’s most prominent players, leading them to the Coupe de France victory in 2022 and helping the French club win their first trophy in 2022.

The 28-year-old has been the club’s main outlet in the final third, and his physicality and one-on-one ability are key components of his game. A recent Opta statistic has highlighted this.

Opta ranks Simon as the fourth best dribbler in Europe’s top five leagues. He has a dribble completion rate of 55.1 percent, trailing only Yamal (59.7 percent), Doku (58.6 percent), and Sané (55.5%).

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With Yamal in the Spanish League, Doku in the English Premier League, and Sane in the German Bundesliga, the Nigerian is the top dribbler in the French League, ahead of Kylian Mbappe, Jonathan David, Takumi Minamino, and teammates Terem Moffi and Akor Adams.

So far this season, the Super Eagles player has three goals and five assists in 18 Ligue 1 games for Nantes, who are presently 14th in the French top flight, three points above the relegation spot.

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