Xavi Simons has completed a return to PSG after having an impressive stint with PSV Eindhoven
Promising midfielder Xavi Simons has departed PSV Eindhoven’s training camp to finalize his move back to Paris Saint-Germain, according to an official statement from PSV. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder joined PSV from PSG last summer on a five-year deal, but PSG had a buy-back clause included in the agreement, which they have now exercised.
Although the fee has not been officially disclosed, it is believed to be as low as €6 million. Several top clubs in England and Germany had reportedly shown interest in Simons, but PSG was able to secure his return to the French capital.
Xavi Simons had an impressive debut season at PSV during the 2022-23 campaign, contributing 19 goals and eight assists in 34 Eredivisie appearances. His performances not only made him the joint top scorer in the league but also helped guide PSV to a second-place finish.
His exceptional form earned him a senior debut for the Netherlands national team in October 2022, and he was subsequently named in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad the following month.
Simons initially joined PSG from Barcelona in 2019 after spending nine years in Barcelona’s renowned youth academy, La Masia. He made 11 appearances for PSG in all competitions, including their successful 2021-22 Ligue 1 title-winning campaign.
Simons will now reunite with PSG under the management of Luis Enrique, the former Spain national team coach who was appointed as Christophe Galtier’s successor ahead of the new season. The young midfielder’s return to PSG is seen as a significant move that highlights the club’s commitment to nurturing and developing talented youth players.