Arsenal have ‘enough cash’ to afford move for Xavi Simons

Arsenal and Bayern Munich reportedly have enough cash to sign Xavi Simons from Paris Saint-Germain in a permanent deal in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Xavi Simons is the subject of interest from Arsenal. However, the Dutchman has his heart set on rejoining Barcelona in the summer transfer window. Paris Saint-Germain will demand around €60 million to part ways with the youngster. While Barcelona might struggle to raise the funds, the Gunners have ‘enough cash’ to secure his services.

Xavi Simons and his resurgence

Xavi Simons has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in fortunes since ending his first stint with Paris Saint-Germain nearly two years ago. The 21-year-old left Barcelona to secure a quick pathway to first-team football but did not receive regular game time at PSG. However, his short stint with PSV Eindhoven turned things around in the 2022/23 season.

PSG exercised a buyback option in Simons’s deal to re-sign him for just €4 million last summer before immediately loaning him out to RB Leipzig. And the Dutch playmaker has continued his fine run of form, amassing nine goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions thus far this term.

The Dutchman’s progress at RB Leipzig has not gone unnoticed, compelling the Bundesliga outfit to ask PSG to extend his stay at the Red Bull Arena. However, Simons has also emerged on the radar of several high-profile clubs across Europe, including Arsenal and Barcelona. Meanwhile, PSG will demand around €60 million to part ways with the youngster in the summer transfer window.

Big move beckons?

Arsenal’s interest in Xavi Simons is understandable. While the 21-year-old is primarily an attacking midfielder, he can also play equally adeptly on the flanks. So, he can be an alternative to players like Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Bukayo Saka in what should be a packed 2024/25 season.

However, the Dutchman has his heart set on rejoining Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are also keen on re-signing the playmaker amid uncertainties surrounding the futures of Frenkie de Jong, Raphinha, and Ferran Torres. But paying €60 million to sign Simons might be a tall order for the cash-strapped Barcelona.

That might not be an issue for Arsenal, with the North London club having ‘enough cash’ to secure Xavi Simons’s services in the summer transfer window. However, Arsenal will have to turn the youngster’s head to convince him to move to the Emirates instead of Barcelona.

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