Xavi Simons keen on rejoining Barcelona this summer

Xavi Simons is reportedly eager to rejoin Barcelona, with Paris Saint-Germain demanding around €60 million to part ways with him.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Xavi Simons is keen on rejoining Barcelona in the summer transfer window. However, his price tag might pose a problem for the Blaugrana, with Paris Saint-Germain demanding around €60 million to part ways with the Dutch playmaker.

The resurgence of Xavi Simons

Xavi Simons has seen his stock skyrocket in the last two seasons. The 21-year-old was going nowhere during his first stint with Paris Saint-Germain, with first-team action coming at a premium. So, he did not serve the purpose of leaving Barcelona to join PSG in 2019. However, his short stint with PSV Eindhoven turned things around for him.

Simons was one of the most productive attackers in the world last season, compelling PSG to re-sign him last summer. Les Parisiens immediately loaned the youngster to RB Leipzig, and he has been exceptional at the Red Bull Arena. The Dutchman has contributed to 24 goals in 42 outings thus far this season, finding the back of the net nine times while providing 15 assists.

However, Simons might not have a long-term future at PSG after returning from RB Leipzig, with several high-profile clubs setting their sights on him. But instead of joining a Premier League club or remaining at Parc des Princes, he wants to rejoin Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

Barcelona return on the horizon?

Reports this year have linked Barcelona with Xavi Simons. While playing in the Dutch playmaker’s preferred position will not be an option, his versatility means he can be a long-term solution in the final third or the middle of the park. So, with Ilkay Gundogan on the wrong side of 30, re-signing Simons might be a sensible decision.

However, the 21-year-old will not come cheap, with a report by SPORT claiming that PSG will demand around €60 million to part ways with him in the summer transfer window. That puts a spanner in the works for Barcelona.

With the Blaugrana struggling to overcome the never-ending financial turmoil, raising €60 million to secure Xavi Simons’s services might be a tall order. So, it will be interesting to see if the Dutchman gets his desired summer move.

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