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PSG Stands Firm on Loan Decision as European Giants Eye Xavi Simons

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  • PSG has no intentions of selling Xavi Simons this summer, aiming only for a loan deal.
  • Xavi Simons has communicated his desire to leave on loan.
  • Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are both keen, with a decision expected after the Euros. Dani Olmo is a backup option for Bayern if the Simons deal collapses.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Stance on Xavi Simons

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is resolute in its strategy regarding young Dutch talent Xavi Simons. According to a tweet by renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, PSG has no plans to sell Simons this summer, instead preferring to loan him out. Simons, who is currently on loan at RB Leipzig, has already informed PSG of his intention to leave on another loan spell.

PSG’s insistence on a loan rather than a sale highlights their long-term vision for Simons, who has shown significant potential. The French giants seem determined to retain ownership of the young midfielder, possibly seeing him as a crucial part of their future squad.


Interest from Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are both in the race to secure Xavi Simons on loan. As per the information provided by Romano, a decision regarding Simons’ future is anticipated to come after the Euros. This delay suggests that the player’s performance in the tournament could be a decisive factor in determining his next destination.

Bayern Munich, in particular, views Spanish international Dani Olmo as an alternative if the move for Simons does not materialize. Olmo, who has been a standout performer for RB Leipzig, remains an attractive option for Bayern to bolster their midfield.

Player Profiles: Xavi Simons and Dani Olmo

Xavi Simons

Profile:

  • Full Name: Xavi Quentin Shay Simons
  • Date of Birth: April 21, 2003
  • Place of Birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder, Right Winger
  • Current Club: RB Leipzig (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Market Value: €80.00m (as of May 29, 2024)

Career Statistics:

  • Paris Saint-Germain (2020-2022): 7 appearances, 0 goals
  • PSV Eindhoven (2022-2023): 34 appearances, 19 goals
  • RB Leipzig (2023-2024, on loan): 32 appearances, 8 goals

International Career:

  • Netherlands National Team: 16 caps, 1 goal
  • Debut: December 3, 2022

Honours:

  • Paris Saint-Germain: Ligue 1 (2021-22), Coupe de France (2020-21)
  • PSV Eindhoven: KNVB Cup (2022-23), Johan Cruyff Shield (2022), Eredivisie top scorer (2022-23, shared)
  • RB Leipzig: DFL-Supercup (2023)

Dani Olmo

Profile:

  • Full Name: Daniel Olmo Carvajal
  • Date of Birth: May 7, 1998
  • Place of Birth: Terrassa, Spain
  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder, Left Winger, Right Winger
  • Current Club: RB Leipzig
  • Jersey Number: 7
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Market Value: €50.00m (as of May 29, 2024)

Career Statistics:

  • Dinamo Zagreb (2014-2020): 80 appearances, 20 goals
  • RB Leipzig (2020-present): 100+ appearances, 20+ goals

International Career:

  • Spain National Team: 35 caps, 8 goals
  • Debut: November 15, 2019

Honours:

  • Dinamo Zagreb: Multiple Croatian league titles and cups
  • RB Leipzig: DFB-Pokal (2021-22), DFL-Supercup (2023)

PSG’s firm decision to retain Xavi Simons on a loan deal and the interest from top European clubs like Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig add an intriguing dimension to this summer’s transfer window. With the Euros set to influence final decisions, football fans are eager to see where Simons will showcase his talents next season.

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