Xavi Simons transfer: PSG announce signing of ex-Barcelona wonderkid

The midfielder has represented the Netherlands at the U15 and U16 level and departs La Masia after joining as a nine-year-old

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of former Barcelona wonderkid Xavi Simons.

The 16-year-old joins the Ligue 1 champions on a professional contract through June 30, 2022.

Earlier on Tuesday, Simons announced that he was departing Barcelona after coming up through the club’s La Masia academy.

“At age 16, Xavi has been among the most promising players in Dutch football,” a PSG statement read.

“With a high technical quality and an excellent vision of the game, this young talent will now continue his training at the Rouge et Bleu.”

Simons joined Barcelona at age nine and rose through the ranks to become one of the club’s most highly-regarded prospects.

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Barca offered Simons a €100k-a-season deal and were willing to promote him to their Juvenil A team, according to sources. 

But Simons, who has been represented by Mino Raiola, has decided to turn down the Blaugrana’s offer and continue his career in Paris. 

More to follow…



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