Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has urged PSV starlet Xavi Simons to stay in the Eredivisie next season, despite the youngster being heavily linked with a transfer to one of the big clubs in Europe. One of these is Paris Saint-Germain, the club Simons left to join PSV last August. The 20-year-old did not need a lot of time to settle in at his new club as Simons is currently considered as one of the leading players in the Dutch league.
On Sunday a stellar performance by Simons helped PSV beat league rivals Ajax 3-0 and claiming second place in the Eredivisie. After the game Koeman joined football talkshow Studio Voetbal and gave his opinion on Simons and the possibility of a transfer. “I think it would be very good for him to stay one more year at PSV,” Koeman said.
The Dutch coached revealed he spoke with Simons earlier this week: “I can’t reveal what we talked about, but these next steps are extremely important. I consider Xavi to be someone who weighs up his choices very carefully.” It was reported earlier that PSG had installed a buy-back clause in the contract of Simons at PSV, but both the Dutch club and forward himself denied such a clause is present.