FC Barcelona faces yet another crisis regarding losing their starlet. Yes, you read that right. FC Barcelona lost their youth prodigy Xavi Simons, who was considered one of the most talented and hyped players of La Masia, to PSG on a Free Transfer. He is only 16 years old, and we have been hearing about his abilities and control for quite some time. He is the kind of player who has a great presence not only in football but also on social media.
It’s a massive blow to the Barca fans, especially those who have been following him to make a breakthrough the youth system. He came out yesterday to thank the fans and the club and made a statement that the time is right for him to move on. His departure from the club shattered the dreams of many cules.
What’s worst for cules is that he left for PSG with whom we have had a terrible relationship for years. Moreover, the free transfer did an outstanding job in rubbing the salt on the wounds of Balgurana Fans. Let’s jump into the details of Xavi Simons Transfer.
Xavi Simons Leaving Messages:
He left a message of his social media, which is as following:
I leave a part of me in Barcelona and I will bring a part of Barcelona with me.
Today is not easy, as saying goodbye is one of the hardest things 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 Barce jersey nine years ago as a pre-benjamin (under 8) player.
To all of you, I can only say: thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget out time together and will forever cherish the memories. As I am about to start a new and exciting adventure away from Barcelona, this club, its people and its fans will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Factors Regarding Xavi Simons Transfer Tragedy:
The Barca Fans have an awful lot of questions at the moment. Everyone is wondering why did he leave? Did our board try to stop him? Why couldn’t/didn’t the board stop him? So, let’s talks about the transfer tragedy of the Xavi Simons in a little bit detail.
The perspective of Coachers at La Masia:
The coaches from the La Masia have told ESPN that they consider Xavi Simons as a good player. But he isn’t the kind of player for whom they would go out of the way just to keep him at the club. The club isn’t willing to smash the wage barrier at the youth level just to keep him.
According to ESPN, another source stated that some big clubs from Premier League and Bundesliga had scouted Xavi Simons several times. They had been following the hype and attention surrounding this young man. However, none of those teams considered making an offer. At the moment, it seems like Barca saw the talent in Xavi Simons, but they were not willing to go as far as the Simons wanted it to go.
Did FC Barcelona Try To Stop Him?
According to Sport, Barca offered Xavi Simons an excellent contract for a 16 years old. They offered him increased wages. Most significantly, the club offered him a spot in the Juvenil A Team. This really seems like a big step up for someone as young as him. He was given the opportunity to go ahead and make his mark in the Barcelona under 19 team.
The Cunt Agent: Mino Raiola
Leaving everything aside, we have to bear in mind the fact that Simons’s agent is none other than Mino Raiola. I am sure that all of us are sick and tired of Mino Raiola. The Cules don’t even want to see his face or talk about him. How many times do we have to see a Mino Raiola’ client opting against FC Barcelona?
Simons was just 1 step behind the Barca B team and 2 steps behind the first team. However, he had already made his mind about leaving the club this summer. I am 110% certain that maybe he would have stayed at Barcelona if it wasn’t for Raiola.
I agree that we have our faults and our youth setup isn’t like it used to be, and we have made several bad decisions in the past. However, I believe Raiola influenced him to leave the club in the same way he influenced M. De Ligt. A few days ago, De Ligt came out and said that many people that were close to him advised him and wanted him to join Barca. It’s Mino Raiola who makes it all about money.
Is This Transfer Good For Xavi Simons?
Xavi Simons is just 16 years old, and at this age, a player should be thinking about football only. A player as young as him should not be making his decisions based on the money. Leaving Barcelona is bad, going to PSG is worse, and leaving on a free transfer is the worst possible thing for such a player. We are looking at a kid with great potential being advised ill a super-agent whose only interest is money.
PSG has offered him a contract until 2022. Look, he may turn out to be a good player for PSG and make a good mark in League 1. However, when you have some as greedy as Mino Raiola dictation your transfer moves, I am not so sure about the success because such agents make these decisions for their personal interest and not for the player.
Regardless of everything, his exit is a huge blow. He is a talented boy, and losing him is such a shame. Clearly, he has the potential to go on and make a breakthrough and make it to the first team. However, it’s still too early to say such things. We don’t know what’s going to happen when he reaches that age.
Well, that was all I had to say regarding the latest transfer of our La Masia Player Xavi Simons. Maybe I over-exaggerated it because I really hate Raiola and I am really pissed at this transfer move. But that’s how I view this. What do you guys think of this transfer move? Let me know your thoughts about this tragedy in the comments section below. Visca el Barca!