Barcelona lose young starlet to PSG

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Highly-rated midfielder Xaxi Simons has confirmed he has decided to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Highly-rated midfielder Xaxi Simons has confirmed he has decided to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The 16-year-old is thought to be one of the brightest talents in world football and Barcelona had tried to keep him in recent weeks.

Simons failed to reach an agreement with the Catalan club and he has now decided to join PSG.

The French club have paid €130,000 for his development rights but he signs on a free after his contract expired last month.

When asked about his time in Barcelona, Simon wrote on social media: ‘I leave a part of me in Barcelona and a part of Barcelona will always be with me.

‘It’s a complicated day for me because nobody likes to say goodbye.

‘And less so when you need to say goodbye to the place that’s been your home.’

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