Moses Simon says he’s not in Ligue Un to prove himself, but to help the club match its ambitions against the biggest sides in France.
Simon completed a season-long loan move from La Liga side Levante this summer.
The French Ligue 1 outfit have the option to sign the 24-year-old winger on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
“I’ve always known about the competitive nature of the French league when I played in Belgium with Gent,” he told BBC Sport.
“The challenge is not to prove myself here but to show that together with Nantes we can deliver against some of Europe’s finest players.
“I love what I’ve seen and heard about the club. The management have a strong plan and I feel honoured to be a part of it.
“The manager is well known in world football and I hope together we can achieve amazing things together.”
Simon was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last month.
He began his European career at Slovakian side AS Trencin before moving to Belgium; with Gent, in January 2015.