Paris Saint-Germain might need to replace Kylian Mbappé this year, as reports reveal that the 25-year-old is moving to Real Madrid. One name that could help replace the Frenchman’s production is Xavi Simons.
Simons is currently on loan to RB Leipzig for the 2023-24 season. The 20-year-old has appeared in 28 matches in all competitions while scoring seven goals and nine assists. Ahead of an important decision this summer, Le Parisien provided the latest regarding the Dutchman’s future.
According to the French media outlet, Simons hasn’t decided what he wants to do in the future. People familiar with him say that Simons isn’t waiting to see what Mbappé decides before making his plans.
🚨🇳🇱| Xavi Simons has not yet decided what his future will look like. According to those who know him, Xavi is not waiting to know what Mbappé will do to decide his future.
Xavi’s return to PSG last summer which was worked on by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was both a way of preparing for… pic.twitter.com/2G9qoPeYu3
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Last summer, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi orchestrated Simons’ return to PSG. This move wasn’t just about bringing back a player who has a deep affection for the club; it was also about strategically planning for the future and seizing a financial opportunity in case of a potential sale.
In December 2023, Rouven Schröder, Leipzig’s sporting director, suggested that the club is determined to do everything possible to retain Simons at the end of the season.