PSG have activated a buyback clause in his contract, yet the young player might reject the Ligue 1 giants in favour of a Premier League adventure with the Gunners due to his agents’ connections with the club.
- PSG has activated a buyback clause to potentially re-sign Xavi Simons, currently a transfer target for Arsenal and Newcastle.
- Despite PSG’s move, Simons has the freedom to reject their offer and could potentially join Arsenal or Newcastle instead.
- Recent agent changes and industry insiders suggest Simons’ future may lie with Arsenal.
Despite PSG triggering a buyback clause in his contract, Simons is said to be contemplating his options, which could lead him to the Premier League.
In the Dutch league with PSV, Simons has showcased his prodigious talent, netting 21 goals in 44 games in a season where his team finished second.
Such remarkable performances have piqued interest from Premier League clubs, particularly Arsenal and Newcastle.
PSG, on the other hand, have moved swiftly to reclaim their former player. The French side has activated a buyback clause of £5.1 million in Simons’ contract, a deal that PSV is obliged to respect.
However, Simons himself retains the freedom to make the final decision, and he has a 25-day window to contemplate his future as the clause only applies during July.
Interestingly, Simons’ recent agent change could signal a tilt in his decision.
Now under the guidance of Darren Dein and Stuart Peters, his future path could veer towards Arsenal, as these agents have numerous contacts there.
As former Eindhoven manager Aad de Mos stated, “His agent change indicates that he is searching. Maybe he’s thinking about Arsenal.”
Should Simons choose to move to the Emirates, it could prove a shrewd acquisition for the Gunners. His market value, according to CIES, is estimated at around £41 million, making PSG’s £5.1 million buyback clause seem like a steal.
The situation, as it stands, is an intriguing one.
Whether Simons will return to PSG, embark on a new journey with Arsenal or possibly even join Newcastle, only time will tell.
For now, the countdown has begun, and in these 25 days, the trajectory of Simons’ promising career could take an exciting turn.