Three teams, including Barcelona, chasing former La Masia man


Three teams, including Barcelona, chasing former La Masia man

Three teams are interested in the services of PSG man Xavi Simons, according to reports from Spain.

Xavi Simons joins PSG

Xavi Simons is currently on the books of French powerhouse, PSG.

PSG would sign Simons in July of 2019 on a free transfer after his contract with FC Barcelona had expired.

The now 18-year-old had previously been one of the standout talents in Barca’s famed La Masia academy.

Simons was signed by Barcelona back in 2010 as child, but was unable to break into their first team before his contract expired and he departed for Paris.

Since making the switch to PSG, Simon has featured fairly regularly for their under-19 side.

However, he has, so far, made just four appearances for PSG’s senior team, with only one of those outings coming in Ligue 1.

Barcelona amongst clubs chasing Simons

And now, with Simons’ current contract up at the end of this season, he is being touted for another move.

And, despite letting him go just a few years back, FC Barcelona are named as one of the parties interested in the midfielder.

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Simons’ departure of PSG is expected to be imminent, with three clubs interested.

These clubs, according to Fichajes, are Barcelona, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Given none of them are French, they now have the ability to sign Simons on a pre-contract agreement before landing him for free in the summer.

Where, though, would Simons be better served moving? On paper, Manchester City and Barcelona offer the best development for the youngster.

And, given Barca’s current focus on youth, could Simons get the most playing time there?

La Blaugrana have not been afraid to rely on young stars this term, with 17-year-old Gavi a key figure in their squad.

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