surprise, Xavi Simons signs at PSV … without having extended at PSG

While he was to extend to PSG before being loaned to PSV Eindhoven, attacking midfielder Xavi Simons (19) did join the Dutch club … but without having returned to Paris. It is therefore free that he signed a contract with the vice-champion of the Netherlands until 2027.

It looks like the first blow for PSG during this summer transfer window. While he was to extend to PSG before being loaned to PSV Eindhoven, attacking midfielder Xavi Simons (19) did join the Dutch club … but without having returned to Paris. It is therefore free that he signed a contract with the vice-champion of the Netherlands until 2027, as PSV boasted in its press release published after midnight, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.

“Simons’ contract in Paris expired this summer, recalls the Batavian club, visibly very proud of having played a bad trick at PSG. He had the possibility of extending in France, but he preferred PSV to the champion of France, with which he played nine games last season.”

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Promising but very little used by Pochettino

The player himself reacted to the news by bidding farewell to Paris Saint-Germain. “After three wonderful years at the club, it’s time to say goodbye. I am very grateful to the coaches, the staff, my teammates and all the staff, he wrote. PSG will always be in my heart. For the fans: from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU I love you!”

Trained at Barça, Xavi Simons arrived in Paris in 2019, with the label of great hope of European football. In three years, the midfielder has regularly shone with the U19s in the Youth League, without having really had a chance with the professional group, like many young people at the club.

He will thus have made only eleven appearances in the A team, including nine last season, as indicated by PSV. Namely three in the Coupe de France, and six in Ligue 1. But while the title was acquired, Mauricio Pochettino had only used it twice at the end of the season, against Angers (4 minutes) and against Montpellier (22 minutes). This may explain it…

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