Philip Hinds, who works for Sky Sports in Germany, reported on his personal SNS on the 11th (Korea Standard Time), “According to our information, there was a clear oral agreement between Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on the possibility of a long stay.”
Simmons is a big prospect born in 2003. He has been evaluated as having high potential since childhood. Simmons’ name has been well known in Europe since he grew up in La Masia, Barcelona. In response, PSG brought in Simmons to raise him in the 2019-20 season.
Simmons needed a chance to play in the first division, but PSG had the world’s best strikers, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. There was no place for Simmons to run. PSG then moved to PSV Eindhoven, where the potential burst.
A young player who has just turned 20 has succeeded in conquering the Dutch league. He was the top scorer in the league with 19 goals and 9 assists in 34 games. Thanks to Simmons’ performance, Eindhoven won the Dutch Cup and the Super Cup. Simmons immediately made his debut for the Netherlands national team. 경마
Simmons returned to PSG through a buyback clause ahead of this season, but left on loan to Leipzig to play consistently. Simmons is also a big player in Leipzig. He easily adapted in the German Bundesliga with a tremendous performance of three goals and four assists in seven league games.
If Simmons returns to PSG after a strong performance, Lee Kang-in’s position will naturally be reduced. Simmons is a player with a more aggressive tendency, so his play style is different, but his positions overlap. Simmons can also be an attacking midfielder and second striker, but he has versatility to play on both sides.
Lee Kang-in has not fully established himself as a main player due to a series of injuries after transferring to PSG. Neymar and Messi should have quickly established themselves after they left, but they were hampered by injuries. The future season will be very important for Lee Kang-in’s position, but it will not be easier if Simmons joins next season if he has not established his starting position.
So far, it is not a documented situation that Simmons will play for Leipzig again next season. “Nothing has been written yet,” Hinds said. As of mid-October, of course, nothing has been decided about the future. Everything is open, and the season is long,” he added.