Eredivisie title hopefuls PSV Eindhoven are reportedly working around the clock to remove a buyout clause from Xavi Simons’ contract.
As per Fabrizio Romano, the Dutch giants are reluctant to allow Paris Saint-Germain to take up an option to bring the prodigious midfielder back at the end of the season for only €12 million.
Simons, who learned his trait at Barcelona’s youth ranks before signing a professional contract with PSG in 2019, penned a five-year deal at PSV last summer.
Widely considered one of the world’s hottest prospects, the 19-year-old never had an opportunity to showcase his potential at the Parc des Princes, with a return to his homeland proving a massive hit.
Under the stewardship of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Simons has gone from strength to strength in the Eredivisie this season, racking up nine goals and five assists in 20 league appearances.
All competitions included, the Dutch phenomenon has tallied 12 goals and five assists, soaking up the limelight as PSV’s headline performer and convincing the board to give him a more prominent role moving forward.
According to van Nistelrooy, Simons has a special place in the club’s future plans, with the Philips Stadium hierarchy already working on a new deal to reward him for his contribution.
“We are in talks to extend Xavi Simons’ contract – we see him as a key player in building PSV for the future,” the ex-Manchester United striker said.
It’s still uncertain whether PSG even contemplated bringing Simons back to Ligue 1, but PSV seem unwilling to take any chances as they bid to keep hold of their rising star.
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