Paris Saint-Germain will have the option to buy young midfielder Xavi Simons back from PSV Eindhoven next summer.

The young Dutchman left PSG this summer on a free transfer and has excelled in the Eredivisie, racking up six goals and four assists in just nine games and flashing the kind of potential that was widely expected of him during his time with both PSG and boyhood side Barcelona.

His departure had many PSG fans scratching their heads, not least because the Ligue 1 side received no money in exchange for one of the game’s most popular young talents, but Rik Elfrink has now unearthed the terms of the agreement.

In the summer of 2023, PSG will have the option to re-sign Simons for between €10m and €12m, but that fee will rise with each passing year.

The buy-back clause is also not permanent and will expire on a certain date which, as of yet, has not been made public.

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19-year-old Simons, who built up a following during his youth days in Barcelona’s La Masia academy, made 11 appearances in total for PSG, six of which came towards the end of the 2021/22 campaign as the Ligue 1 side attempted to keep the youngster happy.

Simons opted to take his talents to PSV and has been thoroughly impressive, with several sides from across Europe tipped to move for the teenager next summer.


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