Xavi Simons to clear his future "soon," could return to PSG

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Former PSG forward Xavi Simons, capable of playing as an attacking midfielder or on the wing, has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents across Europe following a sublime season spent at PSV.

Playing in his native country at PSV Eindhoven, the Netherlands international has tallied an impressive record of 22 goals and 12 assists in 48 matches across all competitions on his way to finishing second (75 points) in the Dutch top-flight division only trailing Feyenoord (82) in the Eredivisie.

Simons signed with PSV on a free transfer last summer, although there is a buyout clause worth €12m in his contract, granting him the option to return to PSG in the upcoming transfer window. This clause has attracted interest from Premier League clubs, adding to PSV's deliberations, although PSG has a priority over all other clubs.

Whether or not PSG are truly interested in bringing Simons back to Paris is still unknown, although the price attached to the young lad is making the potential deal look like an absolute bargain.

The final decision lies with Simons, though, as even with PSG triggering the clause everything would still depend on Simons' decision to sign a contract with PSG before he ultimately leaves PSV.

In a recent statement shared by football insider Fabrizio Romano, Simons expressed his thoughts on the matter and emphasized his involvement in the decision-making process.

Simons is quoted saying that he will make a decision "soon," and that he "will decide (his future) with my family." Simons made clear that "It's not in my head to leave... I have no obligations to anyone," also saying that he is "the one who has to make the choice."

Notably, Simons is contracted to PSV through June 2027 and has recently changed agents, being now represented by the Doubled agency.

Obviously, landing a talented and incredibly young player in Xavi Simons offers a promising opportunity to strengthen PSG's roster not only for next season but for many years down the road, and this signing would fit Luis Campos' approach of signing younger players.

On the other hand, PSG might be scared off the bad experience of having Simons around and failing to flourish in Paris just a year ago.

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It's reasonable to think that won't be the case going forward with Simons now a much more mature and developed player, and PSG having a different manager at the helm, but you never really know with these things.