Chelsea green light to try and sign 15-assist star given by Barca

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Barcelona have given the likes of CHELSEA the green light to try and sign Xavi Simons this summer.

The 21-year-old, after bagging 19 goals and eight assists during a loan at PSV Eindhoven last season, has racked up 10 goals and 15 assists during his stint at RB Leipzig this season.

There has been talk that he will head back to parent club PSG at the end of the season to be given a chance in their squad – but that ha snot stopped speculation that a number of Premier League clubs will make a cheeky offer for the talented attacker.

Now As per Sport, Barcelona’s economic situation has ruled them out of the race for Simons as they believe they will not be able to compete with the deal that other clubs will be able to offer, giving the club a transfer boost.

Enzo Maresca will be desperate to add to his attack this summer and Simons is regarded very highly across Europe.

Amid all the speculation that Man United are interested in a deal for the attacker – Ruud Van Nistelrooy recently sang the praises of the exciting star: “Xavi Simons is in the spotlight, he is not a new discovery, but I think that he will continue to grow to a world-class level.

“I had him at PSV, now he is at Leipzig taking his next steps. I say that he is a player for a great team even as a starter.

“He has character, he is professional, he is focused on getting the most out of his potential.

“And then he has quality, he is very complete, he knows how to do many things well. He can dribble, he scores goals, he is great in transitions, he plays in small spaces. I see him as very complete.”

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