PSG and Ligue 1 are not the best places to develop

Xavi Simmons will not play for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) next season.

French publication L’Equipe reported on Saturday (June 16), “Simmons’ future is unclear. He will make a decision after the UEFA Euro 2024, but a one-year loan next season is likely. Leipzig is the most likely destination. A return to PSG isn’t out of the question, but it’s not his first choice. I don’t think PSG and the Ligue 1 is a good environment for me to develop,” he said.

“I want to play in my favorite position, play a lot and have leadership. I don’t think Luis Enrique’s style is right for me. Enrique does have high praise for Simmons, though. Arsenal, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have all expressed interest. They are willing to pay a huge transfer fee.”

Simons was a PSG talent who blossomed at PSV Eindhoven. There was no place for him at PSG, so he went to PSV Eindhoven. It was an outright transfer, but PSG had a buy-back clause. At PSV, Simmons became one of the top strikers in the Dutch Eredivisie. He became the Eredivisie’s top scorer and helped lead the club to cup success. He also earned a spot on the Dutch national team, and PSG brought him back.

Instead of staying at PSG, he chose to go on loan to Leipzig. At Leipzig, Simons was a dominant performer. In 31 Bundesliga appearances, he scored seven goals and provided 11 assists. In eight UEFA Champions League (UCL) appearances, he scored two 스포츠토토 goals and provided two assists. After watching him on loan at Leipzig, PSG wanted to use Simons as a first-team option after Kylian Mbappe left for Real Madrid.

However, Simons doesn’t seem to want to play for PSG. He wants to play as much as he did at PSV and Leipzig, and he wants to play in the center of the park. Naturally, Leipzig want him to stay, but there is a lot of interest from other teams. Whether it’s 안전한 파워볼사이트 Arsenal, Man United, or Munich, Simons could be a starter at any of the clubs mentioned. Barcelona have reportedly dropped off the list of interested teams.

An outright transfer is unlikely to be allowed by PSG. As L’Equipe explains, “With the buy-back, there is a clause in the agreement that PSV will receive a significant portion of the transfer fee if the player moves before January 2025. Therefore, there is no possibility of an outright transfer of Simons this summer.” Simons, who has been capped by the Netherlands national team, is expected to be a hot commodity in the transfer market once the Euros are over.


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