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Xavi Simons, 16, Will Earn €1 Million A Year At Paris Saint-Germain

Xavi Simons, 16, Will Earn €1 Million A Year At Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain signed one of the most talked about prospects in world football this week.

The French champions brought in 16-year-old wonderkid Xavi Simons from Barcelona ahead of the new season after he decided against renewing his contract at the Camp Nou.

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It appears PSG went all out to sign the player.

Simons, who plays as a central midfielder, will reportedly earn €1 million before tax at his new club, according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.

They also claim that Barcelona thought that wage was ''totally unassumable."

In fact, the club are 'not worried' because their are other talents within the squad with equally as much talent.

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The teenager was tipped for greatness during his time at La Masia.

He catapulted to fame when his individual YouTube highlights went viral and in the space of a couple of years, he celebrated reaching one million followers on Instagram.

"I leave a part of me in Barcelona and I will bring a part of Barcelona with me." he said.

"Today is not easy, as saying goodbye is one of the hardest in life and today it's my turn to say goodbye to what has been my home, my family, my life for as long as I can remember.

"It was a dream come true when I put on my first Barca jersey, nine years ago as an under 8 player..."

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

Simons is currently represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, who is a big fan after publicly praising Simons' talent on the pitch:

"Xavi Simons is a great player, young, with potential and a big future." he said last year.

"We're good friends. Am I his advisor? It's better to be a friend than an advisor, believe me. Honestly, I am friends with all the players that I represent."

Do you think Simons will break into PSG's squad anytime soon?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football, Football News, Barcelona, Ligue 1, PSG, La Liga

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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