Xavi Simons ‘Wept a week’ after he left Barçelona
Xavi Simons is said to have been wildly successful during his time at Barcelona’La Masia youth academy is famous but stunned the Catalan giants in 2019 when he left for Paris Saint-Germain.
The midfielder joined Barca at the age of seven but left after failing to secure a new contract at Camp Nou. However, the decision to leave is a difficult one for the youngster and is not all about money, according to close friend and scout Ferney Agudelo.
Indeed, Agudelo spoke to L’Equipe about how the youngster suffered in the early days after leaving Barcelona and what impact this move had on the youngster, as reported. believe Diario Sport.
“The week he made the decision, he cried in his room. It’s not a matter of money,” he said. “His people realized they were reaching for the ceiling and thought about another sports project. Xavi is focused on improving day by day but Barcelona cannot guarantee him that if all goes well, he will make his first team debut before the age of 18. Xavi was the one who suffered the most.”
Simons was a hit even in his late teens due to his obvious talent but also his distinctive hairstyle and the fact that he shared his first name with one of the greats. Barcelona’s greatest ever.
Talented young players have accumulated one million Instagram follower at the age of 14 and was once compared to legends like Xavi and Andres Iniesta during his time at Barca
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However, despite all the hype, Xavi Simons still established himself in the PSG first team. The 18-year-old has only made one substitute appearance in Ligue 1 in the 2021-22 season and there are speculations that he could leave in the summer on a free transfer.
A far cry from the current situation at Barcelona, where young midfielders like Pedri, Gavi and Nico Gonzalez have all been given the chance to start and regularly feature for the Catalan giants this season.
A lack of game time seems to be a major factor in whether Simons will renew his contract with PSG. Transfer expert Fabrizio told the ‘Here We Go’ podcast that the midfielder is far from convinced that staying in Paris is the best option, as reported by Daily record.
“Xavi Simons? PSG offered him a contract a long time ago… It was only a matter of time before he accepted the deal. But now Xavi Simons is not sure if he should sign this contract,” he said. “He is working on this with Mino Raiola because the midfielder knows that it is difficult for PSG to win championships for young players in the first team. So his signing a new contract with PSG is uncertain.”
A return to former club Barcelona has been mentioned. Simons’ agent Mino Raiola has discussed the possibility of the teenager returning to Camp Nou, as reported by Cadena SER.
Scottish Rangers champions have also link With a move to Simons, and with Raiola as his agent, it is likely the highly-rated youngster will have no shortage of offers should he face a change of scenery this summer. .
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