Barcelona Transfer News: Bayer Leverkusen, the Bundesliga’s top team, will allegedly compete with Barcelona for the signature of PSG prospect Xavi Simons
Barcelona Transfer News: Fussball Transfers claims that Bayer Leverkusen is interested in signing Xavi Simons on a free transfer during the summer transfer window.
The Spaniard might join the club through the Bosman route. He is also a target for his old club Barcelona. But the Bundesliga giants have already made an offer to sign him to a two-year contract.
Xavi Simons spent most of his formative years in Spain. He spent nearly a decade with FC Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019.
At Parc des Princes, though, the chances have not come his way. The Dutch under-19 international has accumulated only 296 minutes of playing time over eight outings this season.
Les Parisiens are trying to ensure the long-term future of the 19-year-old forward. His contract is set to expire in a few months. However, negotiations between the two sides have so far failed to produce results. The issue has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s most prominent teams, like Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona Transfer News: Catalans in the race
Barcelona’s interest in Xavi Simons is unexpected. There is no place in Xavi Hernandez’s system where he can slot in fluidly. However, the adolescent potential can operate as either a central midfielder or a centre-forward. Thus, making him a plausible backup option for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 2022/23 season, assuming that the trade for Robert Lewandowski does not materialise.
Barcelona, on the other hand, will have to be aware of the imminent danger posed by Bayer Leverkusen in the fight to capture Xavi Simons from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer period.
The prospect of playing in the Bundesliga with Die Werkself, where he would get more game time than he would at Barcelona or PSG, might be appealing to the 19-year-old wonderkid.
Florian Wirtz is one of the most highly sought-after players on the transfer market. Simons might be a long-term replacement for the German international should he decide to leave Bayer Leverkusen in the future.
Future of Xavi Simmons:
As a result, it should come as no surprise that the Bundesliga giants have already filed an offer to sign the PSG youngster in a Bosman deal during the summer transfer window.
The Ligue 1 giants, on the other hand, are confident in their ability to secure the long-term future of the 19-year-old wonderkid. Having said that, some PSG youths have gone on to play for Bundesliga teams.
The highly sought-after Christopher Nkunku is the most notable example of this. As a result, Xavi Simons, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayer Leverkusen, and Barcelona are all looking forward to an exciting transfer window.