PSV ready to offer £12m star fresh contract to fend off Arsenal interest

The Dutch side could lose him on the cheap this summer

Dutch side PSV are planning to offer young superstar Xavi Simons a new deal in the weeks to come in a bid to remove his £12m buyback clause and further insulate them from the interest of European giants including Arsenal.

Simons has proved something of a revelation since his return to his homeland from French giants Paris Saint Germain, scoring 16 times and registering 9 assists in 32 Eredivisie outings.

His excellent season has helped PSV to a Dutch cup win, as well as the Dutch Supercup, though they are on course to finish as runners-up in the Dutch top flight to an impressive Feyenoord outfit.

Having lost Cody Gakpo to Liverpool in January, they are keen not to lose another of their stars this summer, though matters are complicated by the fact that PSG have a buyback clause of just 12m euros for Simons, which they could use to turn a massive profit on the 20-year-old.

Arsenal are another side that have been linked with the young star in recent days, with the Gunners looking to reinforce their midfield ranks amid strong rumours that Granit Xhaka will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

As a result of this, Dutch outlet VI claim that PSV are ready to offer the youngster a new contract just 12 months after his initial arrival, despite his deal currently not up until 2027.

This offer would remove the 12m euros clause that PSG hold, and which can be activated this summer or next, which would leave the Dutch club severely out of pocket should his excellent form continue.

Currently valued at 30m euros by expert site Transfermarkt, already double what PSG could snap him up for, another season on his current form and in the Champions League could see him worth double even that.

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