Manchester United, Newcastle United ‘ship scouts to watch Xavi Simons’

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Man United, Newcastle 'send scouts to watch Simons'

Manchester United and Newcastle United are allegedly monitoring the development of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Xavi Simons.

Earlier than the beginning of this season, Simons was considered a highly-rated teen who was not getting sufficient alternatives at Paris Saint-Germain.

Nevertheless, a swap to PSV has enabled the 19-year-old to showcase his capability, already contributing 15 targets and eight assists from 37 appearances in all competitions.

The performances of the versatile playmaker had been sufficient to earn him a spot in Netherlands’ World Cup squad, the prospect making his worldwide debut in a seven-minute outing over the last 16.

When making the swap to PSV, Simons penned a five-year contract, however PSG possess a buy-back clause which may be activated as quickly as later this yr.

Xavi Simons in action for Paris Saint-Germain in January 2022.

Because it stands, it’s unclear whether or not the French giants are able to go down that route, notably when there’s uncertainty over the likes of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

However, there’s seemingly to be an acceptance at fellow events that they could be in a race towards time with PSG to signal among the best prospects in world soccer.

In accordance to switch knowledgeable Ekrem Konur, Man United and Newcastle are taking an curiosity within the scenario.

Konur claims that the Crimson Devils and Magpies have already had scouts in attendance to assess the attacker, who can play in a wide selection of positions.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag pictured before the match on January 18, 2023.

As a rule, Simons has been used centrally throughout 2022-23, however he has additionally had success taking part in off both flank or when main the frontline.

Each Man United and Newcastle could really feel that they may profit from such attributes, doubtlessly the latter who’ve struggled for targets because the flip of the yr.

Given the emergence of Alejandro Garnacho and revival of Jadon Sancho, Man United are effectively stocked for alternate options within the ultimate third, however signing Simons would nonetheless be considered a notable coup.

PSG’s buy-back clause, in accordance to 90min, is claimed to stand within the area of €10m (£8.84m), though that can reportedly rise yr upon yr.