Xavi Simons might have dealt a blow to both Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of landing the talented youngster.
Eindhovens Dagblad reported that Simons is likely staying at PSV Eindhoven for another season, dealing a transfer setback to the interested clubs.
🚨 Il est encore "très probable" que Xavi Simons jouera pour le PSV la saison prochaine ! Le joueur lui-même semble viser une année supplémentaire à Eindhoven.
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PSG has a €6 million buy-back clause to bring the player back from PSV Eindhoven. However, Simons has the final say on whether he wants to return to the French capital.
For Arsenal and PSG, this news represents a disappointment, as both clubs had identified Simons as a potential signing to bolster their respective squads.
While Simons’ decision to stay at PSV may be a setback for Arsenal and PSG, it highlights the player’s commitment to his current club and his belief in the continued growth opportunities that PSV provides.
Simons aims to contribute to PSV’s ambitions in the domestic league and make an impact in European competitions.
As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus for Arsenal and PSG will shift toward identifying other potential signings to reinforce their squads.
Meanwhile, PSV will benefit from retaining up-and-coming talent in Simons, allowing him to continue developing and contributing to the club’s ambitions.