Man Utd ‘reignite transfer move’ for Euro 2024 star Xavi Simons after ‘agreeing £50m deal LAST summer’

Man Utd ‘reignite transfer move’ for Euro 2024 star Xavi Simons after ‘agreeing £50m deal LAST summer’

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly reignited their interest in Xavi Simons – after initially agreeing a £50milion transfer fee for him last summer.

The 21-year-old attacker is currently on Euro 2024 action and played for Holland as they beat Poland 2-1 on Sunday.

AFPMan Utd have reportedly opened talks with PSG to sign Dutch star Xavi Simons[/caption]

Simons is back at Paris Saint-Germain after spending the last season on loan in Germany with RB Leipzig.

Now L’Equipe are claiming that United have contacted PSG over a potential transfer deal for him.

However, they face a huge fight for Simons’ signature from elsewhere.

They claim that two Premier League rivals – Arsenal and Man City – and Bayern Munich also want the star.

All that trio have also been in touch with the French champions to register their intention to do a deal.

Last summer was a busy one for Simons after he had been sold originally by PSG to PSV in 2022.

After a brilliant campaign back in his homeland, PSG triggered a £5m buy-back clause in his contract.

But he did not stay at the Parc des Princes as a host of teams tried to sign him.


Man United were one of those keen on him, with BILD actually claiming that the Red Devils had agreed a £50m fee with the Parisians.

However, Simons “went cold on the idea” and instead went to Leipzig for a season-long loan, and his displays there only further enhanced his reputation.

The Dutch youngster scored ten and produced 15 assists for the Bundesliga side.

This fresh update claims that PSG only want to loan him out for a second season in order for him to get further experience rather than sell him permanently.

United are looking to strengthen the right-wing area as they look to offload Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho over the summer.

Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise is a target, but it is Chelsea who are leading the way for the £60m-rated 22-year-old.

Simons started his football education at Barcelona aged seven.

The Catalans saw him as their greatest prospect since Lionel Messi, and fought off teams including Chelsea who tried to poach the superstar-in-waiting.

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One year, at U14 level, he captained a youth side that won all 25 games – scoring 164 times and conceding just 14.

Golden Curls, as he was affectionately nicknamed, believed his path to the first team was blocked, and he snubbed a new contract at 16, on the advice of his former agent Mino Raiola.

Instead, an inviting offer from PSG – reportedly worth £1million-per-year – was enough to take him to the Parc des Princes.

his popularity off the pitch for a boy so young was astonishing – as the hype surrounding the Amsterdam-born youngster grew.

By the time he was 16, and this is before he’d even made his professional debut, Simons boasted a remarkable two million followers on Instagram.

Nike also offered him a bumper sponsorship deal as the world seemed to be his oyster.

But he appeared just 11 times in three years before PSV brought Simons back home – and he has not looked back since.


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Chelsea have agreed the £42m transfer of Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran, according to reports.

Italian giants Juventus are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Bayern Munich are eyeing up a summer move for Chelsea’s Levi Colwill, according to reports.

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