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It had been several months since the future of Xavi Simons was at the heart of the debates. Announced as one of the great hopes of football, the Dutchman was coming to the end of his contract with PSG. The idea was then to extend it in order to keep it. While we thought that Xavi Simons was going to sign this new contract, he finally signed up with PSV Eindhoven. A departure about which we now know more.
Picked up at FC Barcelona, Xavi Simons therefore continued his career on the side of the PSG. Appeared a few times with the first team, the Dutchman showed his enormous potential. In recent weeks, the objective was then to have him extended since his contract was coming to an end. There were many rumors about xavier simonsbut over time, the extension of the attacking midfielder seemed to take shape. The plan was to offer him a new contract and loan him out. Thereby, xavier simons could in particular have been transferred to PSV Eindhoven in order to have playing time and come back even stronger PSG. In the end, nothing will happen. To everyone’s surprise, the former Barça player did not sign this new lease and entered into a direct contract with the PSV until 2027.
Delighted to sign for @PSV. Ready for the new challenge. Unity is strength! 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/McEqm3XXRr
— Xavi Simons (@xavisimons) June 28, 2022
A buyout clause for PSG… or not?
Today, xavier simons is therefore a player PSV Eindhoven fully fledged. However, the story might not be completely over between the Dutchman and the PSG. Indeed, as soon as the departure of Xavier Simons, it was announced that a buyout clause had been negotiated, for €4 million. This Sunday, The team also explained that sources in the PSG had confirmed the existence of this clause. However, on the side of PSVthe version is clearly not the same. Indeed, for the sports daily, within the Dutch club, we wanted to specify that this clause would be valid for all clubs and not only for the PSG.
The role of Wijnaldum
So here it is now xavier simons to PSV Eindhoven. And a player PSG is no stranger to this departure: Georginio Wijnaldum. During his first words delivered to his new club, the former FCBarcelona revealed the importance of the Parisian environment in his departure. ” Gini really said it’s a great club to grow. He also knows the coach and explained how he wants to play football. I liked the way he talked about himself “, assured xavier simonsbefore saying a little more about his departure. ” I am very happy to join PSV. Me and those around me are convinced of this choice. PSV is a big club. The ambition expressed by management made me more enthusiastic. I spoke to the coach very quickly, he told me a lot about the club’s project. I am how he wants to play and how he sees my role. I’m at a point in my career where I have to start having playing time. It’s possible here. I’m ready and I want to prove myself “.
An accelerated departure by Pochettino and Galtier?
And concerning this departure from xavier simonsIt seems like Mauricio Pochettino and Christophe Galtier also played a very important role. Indeed, in order to extend PSGthe Dutchman had asked to have visibility for next season. However, in order to create uncertainty around the new coach, Galtier not having been announced before he left, xavier simons therefore preferred to look elsewhere.