Display Simple Products but link to Configurable – M2

One of my clients have a catalog with few configurable products with lots of options. He wants to display all the simple products in the category page in order to have the category look more populated.
So, my thought to fix this by displaying the simple products, but link to the configurable product. I have done this solution for another client, but it resulted in bad performance and almost all modules does not work out of the box.

Anyone out there made a solution for this, that actually worked?

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