Football – Mercato – PSG
For many months, Leonardo was criticized for his management of the PSG training center and the fear of seeing great talents slip away multiplied. This was particularly the case of Xavi Simons whose contract ends at the end of the season. But Luis Campos took over the file and seems to have found the ideal solution in this file.
The second pass of Leonardo to PSG will have been much more criticized than the first. Among the reproaches made to the Brazilian leader, his difficulty in selling seems to be his main fault, as he himself had admitted. However, the youth management has also been heavily criticized. In the field, Mauricio Pochettino made little use of the training center while behind the scenes, Leonardo struggled on many files. The most symbolic is that of xavi simons. The Dutch midfielder appears to be closest to first-team level after establishing himself as a manager at the U19s, but his contract runs out on June 30 and his future was very uncertain at PSG. ” My future ? I still don’t know what will happen. I am happy at PSG, after the championship will end next week. Then we’ll see, but I’m happy here “, he confided to the microphone of Prime Video at the end of the season. And time is running out because xavi simons will no longer be able to play with the U19s next season, and without a reserve team, the PSG may not be able to provide him with satisfactory playing time.
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Xavi Simons extended then loaned?
But where Leonardo had failed, Luis Campos and Antero Henrique seem to have found the solution. Indeed, according to information from Fabrizio Romano, xavi simons will indeed extend his contract to the PSG for several seasons and will be loaned to the PSV Eindhoven. A strategy that seems ideal since the club of the capital makes sure to shield the young midfielder for the future while sending him to a high level club which will be able to guarantee him satisfactory playing time. Another significant factor, especially for a one-season loan, xavi simons will evolve in his native country which will facilitate his integration. The Italian journalist adds that Luis Campos gave everything to find a quick solution to this file, while Ruud van Nistelrooythe coach of PSV absolutely wanted xavi simons, which should guarantee him an important place in the workforce. According to THE TEAMthe former player of La Masia at Barcelona has also decided to extend to PSG for several weeks, but he was waiting to know the name of the new coach. It will most likely be Christophe Galtierwith which xavi simons discussed his future role. After the formalization of the first professional contract of Ismaël Gharbi, and before that of Warren Zaire-Emery, Luis Campos therefore seems determined to quickly resolve the problems encountered in recent months with the young players of the PSG.