This was after the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday the deal was complete before the Argentinian’s death in a plane crash.
Leeds is chasing a number of reinforcements this summer with Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips set to leave Elland Road. Raphinha is closing in on a move to Chelsea, while Man City is close to wrapping up a deal for Phillips.
The Marc-Vivien Foé award is named in honour of the player from Cameroon who died in 2003 at the age of 28.
Simon enjoyed a spectacular January in Cameroon, where he helped the Super Eagles record three wins in four matches at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nantes had lost their previous three league games without scoring while their hosts could have moved to within a point of leaders Paris Saint-Germain with a fourth win of the campaign, but as unlikely as it seemed Les Canaris soon took the game in hand.
Mbappe, 21, sustained the injury during Saturday’s 3-0 Ligue 1 victory against Nantes and was withdrawn towards the closing stages of the match.
Nantes said in a statement that it took up the option to sign him after he impressed on a season’s loan from Levante.
The 11 nominees for the annual award, organised by Radio France International and France 24, were announced on Friday with the winner set to be revealed on June 29.
Paris Saint Germain have won the Ligue 1 title for the second successive season after second-place Lille failed to beat Toulouse.
Marco Verratti scored a rare goal for Paris St-Germain as they beat Nantes 3-0 at home to reach the French Cup final on Wednesday.
Nantes have made a complaint to FIFA after Cardiff City failed to pay the first instalment of Emiliano Sala’s £15 million ($20 million) transfer fee.
Cardiff City cancelled the club’s trip to Tenerife for a mid-season break so the players could mourn striker Emiliano Sala’s death with their families, manager Neil Warnock has said.
Sala, 28, had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on January 21
The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route on January 21 from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City
Rescue workers are expected to resume their search at first light on Wednesday for Argentinean footballer, Emiliano Sala, and at least one other person on board a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel on Monday.
Cardiff City Football Club’s new star, Emiliano Sala, was on board a light aircraft that disappeared en route to the Welsh capital where he was to join up with the team.
The 28-year-old Argentinian striker completed a move to the Premier League club over the weekend but had returned to France, where he had been playing for Ligue 1 side Nantes
Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva, was robbed during the Ligue 1 game against Nantes on Saturday, his home was broken into by burglars and they took away items worth €900,000.