Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luis Campos will need to make changes this summer to build a squad that can challenge for the UEFA Champions League.
However, Campos will need to be smart financially, which is why there’s talk about Xavi Simons returning to the French giants. Simons has a €12 million option for him to return, but L’Equipe (h/t AS) reported the teenager is prioritizing his new adventure in Holland rather than returning to PSG.
The Dutch international is aware that returning to PSG would not guarantee regular playing time – which he is getting now under PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Simons not heading back to the Ligue 1 side this summer isn’t the end of the end, as the capital club can trigger the option until 2024. Nonetheless, the former PSG youth product has the final say on whether he wants a second stint with Les Parisiens.
Furthermore, PSV reportedly intends to offer Simons a brand new contract that will no longer contain a clause that allows him a return to PSG. Therefore, this summer will clarify whether the midfielder wants a return or intends to stay in the Netherlands for the foreseeable future.
Campos will need to convince the player he’d be part of the project considering the price for his level of play.