The consecration of Xavi Simons: the reality of his departure from Barcelona and why he did not sign for Madrid

Xavi Simonsauthor of a great goal in the match that Netherlands ended up losing 2-1 against England in the semi-finals, he has established himself and revalued himself (according to Transfermarkt his market value has gone from 40 million to 80) in the Euro Cup.

“It hurts us, we wanted to reach the final and there is a bitter taste left. We keep working, one day it will come…”, acknowledged the one from Amsterdam, who He closed the Euro Cup with 1 goal and 2 assists in 6 games in which he played a great game.

“At 21 years old it is special to reach the semi-final with my country. It is the beginning of something very beautiful,” said the FC Barcelona youth player, who has a contract with PSG until 2027 but who is not very clear about his future in the Parisian team (‘Radio Montecarlo’ published that he does not want to return to PSG and his name has become linked to Barça).

The 21-year-old Dutch midfielder, who in the last two seasons has been loaned by PSG to PSV Eindhoven and RB Leipzig, left the Barcelona youth academy for free in 2019 after being one of the great projects of the culé talent factory.

Why did Xavi Simons leave FC Barcelona?

Ferney Agudelocoach and talent scout very close to Xavi Simons, explained in ‘The Team’ why the young footballer decided to change Barcelona for PSG.

Xavi Simons’ recital in the League of Promises

“It was not a question of money. His entourage realized that he was reaching his ceiling and thought about another sporting project. Xavi is focused on improving day by day, but Barça did not give him the guarantee that if everything went well he would make his debut in the first team before he was 18. The one who suffered the most was Xavi. The week in which the decision was made to leave, he spent it in his room crying. Then he understood little by little,” Agudelo said.

Xavi Simons revealed the reality he suffered at Barça: “At Barcelona you don’t work much in the gym”

Xavi Simons, the jewel that escaped FC Barcelona from its quarry for free to sign for PSG, spoke about his experience at ‘Can Barça’.

Believe me, at Barcelona we don’t work much in the gym, we work with the ball, but not in the gym

Xavi Simons

“Believe me, at Barcelona you don’t work much in the gym, you work with the ball, but not in the gym. When I went to PSG I discovered that they worked in the gym there, so I had to find something in myself to defend myself during a match. The French league was very physical and I saw the differences directly,” said the Netherlands international.

Xavi Simons escaped from Real Madrid before leaving PSG and signing for PSV

Xavi Simons had contacts to sign for Real Madrid before committing to PSV Eindhoven coached by Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The newspaper ‘The Team’ published that Real Madrid scouted the 19-year-old Dutch midfielder, who was ending his contract with PSG and was convinced to leave the Parisian team.

According to the French newspaper Real Madrid’s idea was to sign Xavi Simons to send him to Real Madrid Castillawith the aim of facilitating its adaptation and strengthening its subsidiary in its aspiration to promote to LaLiga SmartBank.

Xavi Simons rejected the first contacts with Real Madrid and committed to PSV to play in the Eredivisie.


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