Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who have been “heavily” linked with South Korea’s next ace, Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), are interested in signing a 2003-born supernova whose position overlaps with Lee’s.
According to Goal.com, there is no reason for PSG not to trigger the buy-back clause for Xavi Simons (20-PSV Eindhoven).
Based on information from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the publication said that Paris Saint-Germain could bring Simmons back by paying PSV only €6 million for the month of July.
In a market where the estimated transfer fee for England midfielder Declan Rice (West Ham) is £150 million, €6 million is considered a modest fee.
Simmons is a former FC Barcelona youth product who made a surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain’s youth team in 2019 and played for the first team in the 2021-2022 season.
After failing to break into the star-studded squad that included Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Simmons signed a five-year contract with Eindhoven last summer.
“It’s great to train with superstars,” he said, “but I’m at an age where I need regular game time. It turned out to be the right decision. With PSV head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy’s full trust in him, Simons became a regular in the attacking midfield and exploded with potential, finishing joint top scorer in the Eredivisie with 19 goals (34 games).토토사이트
According to Goal.com, there is no reason why Paris Saint-Germain shouldn’t bring the 2003 graduate back for a fee of €6 million.
Van Nistelrooy’s departure after just one season at the helm following a falling out with the club could also affect Simmons’ future.
‘Goal.com’ said in the article, “Marco Asensio is set to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent when his contract with Real Madrid expires on June 30. Inter Milan’s Milan Škriniar and Mallorca star Lee Kang-i are also expected to join Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain is focused on signing players who will improve the overall balance of the squad,” the club wrote.
Lee Kang-in appears to be a lock for a move to Paris Saint-Germain. During the June A-match, reports surfaced that Lee had already completed his medical in Paris. Lee has remained tight-lipped about the move.
If Lee does end up in a Paris jersey, as reported by local media, and Simmons returns to the Parc des Princes (home of Paris Saint-Germain), competition between the two is inevitable.
Lee and Simmons’ positions overlap. The Dutch international is primarily a central attacking midfielder, but like Lee, he can also play on the flanks and as a shadow striker. It would be better for Paris Saint-Germain not to bring Simons back to the club to help him adjust.