Barcelona giving up on Xavi Simons deal as decision set to come in July

When news emerged that Barcelona were interested in bringing Xavi Simons back to the club, and the Dutchman was also keen on the move, it seemed a little too easy to be true for Culers. That looks as if it will be the case.

The 21-year-old was keen to resolve his future before the Euros, but has now pushed that back to July. Both Barcelona and current side RB Leipzip were keen to loan Simons from Paris Saint-Germain if he was not going to be there next season, potentially with an option to buy.

Yet the strong interest from Bayern Munich means that Barcelona have all but given up on signing Simons this summer, say Sport. Sporting Director at Bayern Max Eberl is a big fan of his, and their desire to bring him in permanently and promise him an important role could turn the tide in their favour, and it would certainly be more favourable to PSG.

Former manager Xavi Hernandez was also one of the main advocates for Simons, and a reason he would want to return. Hansi Flick likes Simons, but does not see him as a priority, feelig their resources should go elsewhere. The upshot is that Barcelona are more or less out of the race.

President Joan Laporta has declared that a deeper midfielder and a winger are the two priorities for the Catalan giants this summer, and ‘perhaps’ a defender. Neither of those are Simons, and while the Dutchman has had much more impact, in theory he would play in similar areas to Joao Felix, who Barcelona are openly trying to bring back.

Tags Barcelona Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain RB Leipzig Xavi Simons

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  1. Another one “almost signed”.
    Wasnt he a top target like literally all other top targets who never materialised? Like the almost won trophies this season that also, curiously, never materialised.


    You know whats not “almost won”?

    15 of these



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