PSG activated the buy-back clause on Xavi Simons' contract a few days ago and the player accepted a move back to Paris on Sunday. However, he might spend a year away from the French capital playing on loan at another European club.
Football insider Fabrizio Romano provided an interesting leak following the news of Simons return to Paris: if a loan agreement is indeed reached between PSG and Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, the latter won't have have an option to purchase the young Dutch talent from PSG via buyout clause.
This means that Leipzig will exclusively secure the services of the promising player for the 2023/24 season on a loan deal, then return the Duthman to PSG next July.
A decision on the future of Xavi Simons and the progression of the deal is expected to be made on Tuesday, though, so nothing is set in stone at the time of this writing on Monday morning.
PSG have been able to complete this deal thanks to a buy-back clause introduced in Simons' contract with PSV quoted at €6m.
PSV Eindhoven announced on its official website that "Xavi Simons leaves training camp with immediate effect to finalize a transfer with Paris Saint-Germain."
According to information obtained by Goal, though, Simons will sign a "four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain," only to get instantly loaned out to RB Leipzig in order to make up for the departure of fellow forward Christopher Nkunku, who is about to join Chelsea.