A Pouco tempo foi publicado pelo canal DKM Football o vídeo “How GOOD Is PSG’s 16 Year Old WONDERKID Xavi Simons From Barca ACTUALLY?”.
Segundo informado pelo canal DKM Football: “Once again, despite this transfer window having several crazy and notable moments such as real Madrid and Barcelona spending hundreds of millions and harry Maguire being valued at 80 million. Yet still, it was another young prodigy who followed fellow Dutch prospects De Ligt and De Jong in joining a European giant and captured the headlines. \n\nThis time it is 16-year-old Xavi Simmons that became the focus of the football world has made a bold move from Barcelona to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain in a rare route that Neymar also took in 2017 for a record 200 million. A transfer that hasn’t quite worked out for the Brazilian winger and hopefully doesn’t end up the same for Simmons.\n\nXavi Simmons was born on April the 23rd 2003 in Amsterdam before moving to Spain to play for CD Thader and then Spanish champions famed youth squad la Masia. Simmon’s career has been very impressive thus far since breaking into the Barca youth squad in 2010-11, he made an immediate impact, leading them to the league title and showcasing his talent both to the squads and in videos to his 1.7 million Instagram followers. He then moved up to the Benjamin A winning another league title with a 6-0 win in the final game of the season before moving up to Alevin C side and dominate another league and in 2016-17, he was part of a youth team that won every single game – all 25 of them – scoring 164 times and conceding just 14. This impressive run of form prompted huge amounts of hype and comparisons he would be the next Xavi or maybe even Lionel Messi. Other than his incredibly impressive performances he seems destined for greatness and is following a perfect route to greatness, until the moment he signed for PSG.\n\nLet me explain. The first indicator for greatness is the fact Simmons is already the son of a footballer, Regillio Simmons who played for SC Telstar, Fortuna Sittard, NAC, Willem II (football club), Kyoto Purple Sanga (Japan), ADO Den Haag and TOP Oss. Secondly, being dutch (who he has represented at under 15 and under 16 levels) and playing for Barcelona. First of all, Holland is one of the best places for youth development producing the amazing Ajax side that triumphed against real Madrid and Juventus to make the semi-finals of the champions league and selling two of the most exciting young players in the world De Ligt and De jong. Barcelona was also home to some of the greatest Dutch players ever such as Cruyff and Kluivert making it seem as though Barcelona is a perfect style and environment for dutch youngsters to flourish. This may well be down to Catalan and Holland having a huge emphasis on their youth programs. Barcelona’s being the greatest in the world known as La Masia and the old home to Xavi Simmons. La Masia boasts some of the greatest players the game has ever seen such as a huge chunk of the tika taka Barcelona side that dominated the 2011 season and is debatably one of the greatest teams of all time. To be a part of this program is not only a recognition of a young players talent but also an indicator you will see the player on the biggest stages in the years to come. This is exactly what Xavi Simmons had while at Barcelona and was on a path that would lead to the first team at the rate he was going.\n\nSo why is it he has joined PSG in a time the league is seen as a farmer league and doesn’t have the youth program anywhere near as proven as Barcelona’s? Strangely enough, it seemed Xavi Simmons himself was the one looking to move after he recently enlisted the services of super-agent Mino Raiola, who has clients including Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his books to find him a transfer. Having been surprised by this move I wondered if the media had overhyped this young man and he was not the star that he was made out to be, which may well be the case. According to Barcelona the goals for La Masia are unchanged by the transfer and Simmons was not a key feature in their plans. Coaches even went on to claim he was only a starting player due to injury and that fellow youngsters have more potential. While this is only speculation and could just be the Barcelona coaches being salty over the move it does arise an interesting question as to whether these prodigy’s we see five-second highlights of are actually the real deal or if they simply market a teams youth program. Unfortunately there is no real way to know just yet and we will have to wait and see if Simmons has the ability to prove Barcelona wrong and become a great player in a league looked down on despite creating Kylian Mbappe, a world cup winner who continues to bang in goals every week at 20 years of age.”