The former Barcelona prospect has been restricted to appearances for Les Parisiens’ Under-19s this term but has made quite the name for himself in the UEFA Youth League.
Simons has scored two goals and set up four more in four continental appearances against Club Brugge, Manchester City and RB Leipzig, including a hat-trick of assists against the latter in a 4-1 win earlier this month.
The 18-year-old’s deal at the Parc des Princes is due to expire next summer, and PSG are believed to be working on an extension.Embed from Getty Images
According to Fichajes_futbol as relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City are interested in the PSG midfielder and are ‘willing to make him an offer’ since Pep Guardiola is in ‘love with the way he plays’.
The report adds that Pep Guardiola’s side would wait for Simons’ contract to expire, rather than move in January, to ‘try to convince him’ to join them.
Man City view this as a ‘market opportunity’ and ‘do not want to miss’ out, if he decides to leave PSG. Xavi Simons is also on the radar of Barcelona, who are considering re-signing him.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.
Great signing he’s got massive potential and under pep he hits it
— Jack Grealish JR (@superJackJR) November 17, 2021
Would love him icl. Perfect player for pep to develop
— MH ⁷💙🏴 (@7Mcfcmax) November 17, 2021
A perfect heir of KDB.
— parkar (@alexparkar10) November 17, 2021
Pep developing this guy would be mad
— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) November 17, 2021
He’s probably the 2nd best player in UEFA Youth League rn behind McAtee so absolutely I’d love him. https://t.co/DKYIkNOlGm
— TJ (@_TJ932O) November 17, 2021