In a move that is becoming increasingly likely, Xavi Simons will don the RB Leipzig jersey next season. The German club and Manchester United were cited as possible destinations for Simons to continue his growth.
Sky Sports News’ Philipp Hinze reports that the 20-year-old midfielder will embark on a one-year loan to RB Leipzig.
PSG triggered the €6 million buyback clause to secure Simons’ return from PSV Eindhoven. The Ligue 1 side likely wants to ensure the midfielder takes the next step in his development.
🚨🚨🚨 A moins qu'il ne se passe quelque chose de complètement surprenant, Xavi Simons portera le maillot de Leipzig la saison prochaine !
Un prêt d'un an est sur le point d'être conclu !
— 📣 MEGA PSG (@MegaPSG_) July 16, 2023
Simons excelled in the Netherlands as he scored 22 goals and 12 assists in 48 matches for PSV during the 2022-23 season. If the report is accurate, the Bundesliga presents a step up in competition for Simons.
RB Leipzig, known for their focus on young talents and dynamic style of play, presents an ideal destination for Simons’ development.
The club’s emphasis on nurturing and integrating promising players into their squad aligns with Simons’ ambitions for growth and exposure to high-level football.
While a move to Manchester United would be a significant step, it may be too bold. A poor loan spell in the Premier League could affect his confidence, so moving to Germany is the best option.