Arsenal in shock swoop for Xavi Simons on unbelievable discount deal: report
Arsenal are set to maneuver for PSV sensation Xavi Simons in a shock transfer to bolster their squad.
The Gunners are set to lose Granit Xhaka within the coming weeks, with Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab) confirming (opens in new tab) that the Swiss midfielder is ready to finish his seven-year stint in English soccer when he joins Bayer Leverkusen this summer season. The deal is regarded as value round €15 million for the 30-year-old.
It leaves Arsenal with simply Martin Odegaard and Fabio Vieira as senior figures capable of play as No.8s in Mikel Arteta’s 4-3-3, with Emile Smith Rowe extra suited to a No.10 function – leaving the necessity for reinvestment within the place this summer season.
Journalist Aad de Mos (opens in new tab) has claimed on Dutch outlet Ed.nl (opens in new tab) that Arteta will react by bringing in highly-rated PSV star Xavi Simons, who really performed residence and away towards the north Londoners on this season’s Europa League group stage.
Simons additionally went to the World Cup with Netherlands, having impressed within the Eredivisie this time period. Previous to his transfer again to his native nation, the starlet was within the Barcelona and PSG academies.
It is believed that Simons may price as little £20m, too, with the Gunners more likely to shell out much more cash for the likes of Moises Caicedo or Declan Rice.
What’s extra, a change of agent may favour the Gunners. Simons was previously taken care of by the late Mino Raiola however has switched agent to Darren Dein, son of former Arsenal vice-chairman David. Dein Jr has loads of connections with the north Londoners – and was reportedly even finest man at Thierry Henry’s wedding ceremony.
Arsenal have made a variety of lower-cost signings in current seasons with signings akin to Martin Odegaard costing simply £30m.
Simons is valued at €30m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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Arsenal are prepared for an enormous summer season, with their wage construction set to loosen within the creation of reaching the Champions League as soon as extra. Declan Rice stays the precedence goal.
5 first-teamers are anticipated, with RB Leipzig defender Mohamed Simakin, Actual Madrid star Ferland Mendy, former academy graduate Yunus Musah and two extra Manchester Metropolis stars all rumoured. Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace, Aurelien Tchouameni of Actual Madrid and N’Golo Kante of Chelsea have all been linked.
Three extra contracts for present Gunners is also tied up within the coming weeks.