23 Jul Barcelona transfers: Barca wonderkid Xavi Simons proclaims departure from Liga giants
The 16-year-old, who is taken into account to be one of many hottest prospects inside the famed La Masia academy system, is able to make a contemporary begin
Xavi Simons, a 16-year-old held in excessive regard by Barcelona, has introduced that he’s to depart the Liga giants.
The announcement, which has been made on the Dutch teenager’s social media accounts, comes as one thing of a shock, with Simons thought of to be one of many hottest prospects inside the famed La Masia academy.
He has, nevertheless, opted in opposition to committing to an prolonged keep and is reportedly already in Paris forward of finishing a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
In response to sources at Barca, the membership supplied the 16-year-old a €100k-a-season deal, whereas they had been prepared to advertise him to their Juvenil A team, with talks having kicked off in Could.
And whereas Simons, who’s represented by ‘super-agent’ Mino Raiola, has determined to depart, Barca aren’t panicking concerning the scenario.
Certainly, sources have advised Purpose that the membership is counting on the event of Ilaix Moriba, who has already renewed his contract, and England under-16 ahead Louie Barry, who has arrived from West Brom amid curiosity from PSG.
Simons, in the meantime, stated in an announcement saying his exit: “At this time just isn’t simple, as saying goodbye is among the hardest issues in life and right this moment it’s my flip to say goodbye to what has been my dwelling, my household, my life for so long as I can bear in mind.
— Xavi Simons (@xavisimons) July 23, 2019
“It was a dream come true after I put on my first Barca jersey 9 years in the past as a pre-benjamin (under-8) participant.
“Via the years I’ve skilled victories and defeats, I’ve fallen and gotten again up time and time once more.
“Via all of it, my team-mates, my coaches and your entire workers at La Masia have been there by my aspect, each single day.
“Even when I’m solely 16 years outdated, I’ve additionally felt the love and help of lots of of hundreds of Barca followers that wished me to continue to grow and sometime make it to the Camp Nou.
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“To all of you, I can solely say: thanks, thanks, thanks from the underside of my coronary heart, I’ll always remember our time collectively and can endlessly cherish the recollections.
“As I’m about to begin a brand new and thrilling journey away from Barcelona, this membership, its individuals and its followers will all the time maintain a particular place in my coronary heart.