Simons, sacrificed in the new PSG

The former Barcelona midfielder, despite having been one of the most prominent of the preseason, returns to the U19 squad, according to 'Le Parisien'.


Signings usually bring side effects and if they are of the high level of those made by PSG, even more. Positive, logically, since Achraf, Ramos, Donnarumma, Wijnaldum and Messi make the capital's top contenders for every trophy at stake in the coming season. But there is also a negative aspect, the one that leaves footballers without a gap in the coach's ideology. Thus, with thirty players on the squad and several exits to close, Pochettino must make decisions

The Argentine, to adjust systems and squad, has had to do without Xavi Simons and Edouard Michut, as reported by Le Parisien, two of the brightest promises of the Parisian quarry, and has sent them back to the U19 team. The former, a former Barcelona midfielder, had been one of the most outstanding footballers of the preseason, taking advantage of the hasty preparation, marked by the rest of the internationals, resulting perhaps the most notable case of the couple.The decision does not only imply the calls, but Simons will stop training with the first team, at least until the exit operation crystallizes in a sale. At PSG they are experts when it comes to buying, the economic muscle allows it, but when it comes to releasing ballast, Leonardo tends to work 'behind the scenes'. This succession of events has been precipitated by the gradual recovery of troops. The first will be Idrissa Gueye, who is recovering from COVID-19 and is expected to be available to face Brest in the third league match, this Friday. While Verratti, Paredes, Neymar, Di María and Marquinhos will be next, after their post-America and Euro Cup vacations.

A summer to stretch

Simons, a media phenomenon since he was a child, has shown in the summer that he is prepared to fight between professionals, which is why he changed Barcelona for Paris, and made a hole on the scoreboard in the friendlies against Le Mans and Chambly , in which he showed his great associative capacity and powerful arrival to the rival area. Michut, for his part, also an attacking midfielder who shares an age (18 years) with the Dutchman, left brilliant touches in the last preparatory match against Sevilla and was part of the squad last Saturday in the victory against Strasbourg (4-2 ) .

Of course, from the aforementioned media they add that it is a specific decision, since once the workforce is reduced (Sergio Rico, Kehrer, Kurzawa, Rafinha and even Sarabia have the door open) that Pochettino has, both Simons and Michut will once again take part in the weekly practices with Messi, Neymar and the rest of the stars of the PSG constellation of stars. Gharbi, Bitumazala and El Chadaille, other three pearls of the quarry, do remain in the dynamics of the first team. A lot of young talent at Camp del Lodges, we will see if anyone manages to open a gap with the older ones ...

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