Xavi Simons could return to PSG for ground-level fee

Xavi Simons, PSG, PSV, Holland
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Xavi Simons, who had an outstanding season at PSV Eindhoven, has long been linked with an eventual return to PSG, possibly this summer.

Speaking to Fabrizio Romano a few days ago, Simons told the football insider that he would clear his future "soon," and in the latest development of this saga Romano has revealed that PSG hold a buyout clause quoted at a minimal €6m that the French club can execute between July 1 through July 31 to bring the young talent back to Paris.

The wrinkle, because of course there is always one baked into this type of deal, is that the clause is mutual and it must be executed by both PSG and Simons in order for the latter to rejoin Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

PSG are not the only club interested in this seemingly refurbished version Simons, mind you, one that only came to life once he departed from PSG a year ago after his progress and development stalled in France.

Simons is coming off an Eredivisie campaign in which he led the Dutch top-flight division with 19 goals, which has caught the attention of PSG and multiple Premier League sides, according to some reports. Obviously, PSV would like to retain him, even more knowing that his contract runs through the 2026/27 season, although Simons is still deliberating about what to do next.

The exit of Dutch legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy from PSV might be a deciding factor in Simons' decision, as he was the coach that helped him finally break out last year and but he won't be on PSV's sidelines going forward.

PSG are seemingly enticed by the cheap €6m option (half of the amount prior reports quoted it at, €12m), which is also a fifth part of the value of Simons according to the renowned transfer website Transfermarkt (€30m).

Romano mentioned that English clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Brighton, and Tottenham are interested in the young Dutch talent and tracking his availability. Romano also included clubs outside of the Premier League showing interest in the player, such as Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

None of those clubs, though, would have any priority or low-price clause available to them, as that's exclusive to PSG as the capital club set it last summer when they let Simons join PSV on a free transfer.

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With a tight window to execute the clause, between Jul. 1 and 31, none of the two sides is in a rush but they should be quick in dealing with the potential outcome of this saga and finding a solution that fits and pleases both sides in the best possible way as soon as possible. Expect more news to come in the next few days.