Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for PSV Eindhoven striker Xavi Simons, according to Le Parisien.
Simons has been a revelation since joining the Eredivisie giants on a free transfer last summer, lighting up the Philips Stadions with his electrifying performances.
The 19-year-old has scored 17 goals and assisted ten in 42 appearances across all competitions for Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side this season.
Fourteen of his strikes have come in the domestic division, making him the joint top scorer in the Eredivisie, along with Utrecht striker Anastasios Douvikas.
Simons is also the highest goal scorer of any player aged 20 and under in Europe’s top five leagues, further boosting his reputation as a reliable hitman.
Simons’ performances this season has turned the heads of several Premier League heavyweights, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea at the forefront for the youngster’s signature.
Liverpool and Chelsea have already done business with PSV this season, snapping up exciting winger Noni Madueke last summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s side then snatched Cody Gakpo in the January market – PSV’s top scorer at the time – from the clutches of rivals Manchester United who dilly-dallied on making a move for the Dutchman.
Simons could be the next European top scorer poised for a move to the English top flight, but PSG could throw a wrench in their summer plans and lure the sensation back to Ligue 1.
Despite letting the highly talented prodigy leave on a free transfer, the French giants put a contingency plan in place to ensure they do not miss out completely on the dazzling forward.
PSG inserted a buy-back clause worth just €12 million which is valid for this summer only, but the final decision lies with the versatile forward, who could decide against a return to Parc des Princes.
Simons only made 11 appearances for PSG, which prompted his departure from the French capital three years after first arriving from Spanish giants Barcelona.
The player’s agent Rafaela Pimenta, who also represents Marco Verratti, is in contact with PSG, but it remains to be seen if the club can convince him to return to France.
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