the Zidane dossier cost the signing of Xavi Simons in Paris

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If Xavi Simons had the firm intention of extending to PSG, the former nugget stolen from FC Barcelona finally decided to go to PSV Eindhoven and sign a five-season contract there. A new snub in the policy of QSI which aims to rely more on the players of the training center.

PSG paid for their late change of coach

In its edition of the day, L’Equipe looks back on the fiasco of the young Dutchman and the reasons for his about-face. A hiccup caused largely by the torpor of PSG to move forward on its files and to solve the question of the coach by delaying as much as possible for Zinedine Zidane before finally switching to Christophe Galtier.

Xavi Simons waited throughout June for details on the sports project and his place in it. Tired of waiting for a decision-maker to call him, the midfielder was insistently hit on by PSV, who sold his ideal environment in a fulfilling and pressure-free environment where he would have a guaranteed place with the departure of Mario Götze . His compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum also encouraged him to leave. Simons also enjoyed having Dutch club coach Ruud van Nistelrooy on the phone.

PSG still have a chance to repatriate him

Rather than extending to Paris and going to PSV on loan, Xavi Simons opted for the direct line. According to L’Equipe, PSG tried until the end to include a buyout clause, convinced of the hatching of the nugget. Something that the Ile-de-France club did not obtain even if, for his part, Xavi Simons agreed with PSV to have a departure clause if a proposal of at least €4 million were to fall.

Xavi Simons was tired of waiting for PSG

Closer to an extension than a departure from PSG, Xavi Simons has finally decided to join PSV Eindhoven for five years. The summer procrastination in Paris is one of the causes of this unexpected change.

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