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RB Leipzig planning for the long-term with Dutch starlet Xavi Simons

Simons has bagged 3 goals alongside a Bundesliga-leading 4 assists under manager Marco Rose, helping the club to four wins from five and just one point off pace-setting dup Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga title-hopefuls RB Leipzig have begun to sort out potential long-term plans surrounding Dutch starlet Xavi Simons after the 20-year-old forward blitzed the German top flight in the opening five weeks of the 2023-24 campaign.

Per reports relayed by football insider Fabrizio Romano, RBL sporting director Max Eberl has hinted that the Saxony-based club is strongly considering trying to make his loan move at Red Bull Arena permanent.

To quote Eberl via Kicker “We are now trying to ensure that he stays with us longer in summer 2024. Xavi got off to a very good start and we are currently tying him emotionally to RB Leipzig”.

The Amsterdam-born versatile attacker has lit the Bundesliga alight since his loan arrival from PSG in the wake of his return to the French capital this summer for a paltry reported €6m buy-back clause after a brilliant stint with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.

In just five league appearances for RBL thus far, Simons has bagged 3 goals alongside a Bundesliga-leading 4 assists under manager Marco Rose, helping the club to four wins from five and just one point off pace-setting dup Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

It remains unclear whether or not Simons would have a viable future with PSG despite the club sanctioning his return due to other summer deals for Randal Kolo Muani, Gonçalo Ramos, Ousmane Dembélé, and Marco Asensio, and there is every possibility that the Dutchman could view his rapidly established credentials in Germany as a better pathway to advance his career long-term.

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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