PSV Eindhoven have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons on a permanent, five-year deal, with the 19-year-old leaving Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
As initially reported by Le Parisien and confirmed by sources contacted by Get French Football News, the two clubs have entered into a side deal which includes a buy-back clause despite the apparent free transfer.
RMC Sport add that Simons was looking to extend with PSG and the club wanted him to stay on, but the Eredivisie side wanted to have the midfielder under contract. The Ligue 1 champions instead have a €4m buy-back clause at the end of the season.
The former Barcelona man leaves the French capital – for now – after three years at the club. This season, he made nine appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, as he sought to compete with PSG’s more experienced midfield options for a place in the squad.
The Dutch youth international saw his game time pick up at the end of the seaon, as he notched a Ligue 1 winner’s medal to add to the Coupe de France in 2020/21