Ligue 1 The primary debutant underneath Pochettino at PSG
Mauricio Pochettino has at all times been a trainer who offers younger avid gamers a possibility and he has now taken a shine to younger prospect at Paris Saint Germain – Dutch starlet Xavier Quentin Shay Simons.
Simons, a former scholar of Barcelona‘s L. a. Masia academy, is a social media megastar with over 3 million fans on Instagram. On the age of simply 13, he signed a sponsorship contract with Nike.
Simons regarded destined for Barcelona first staff, however in the summertime of 2019 the midfielder determined to change the Camp Nou for the Parc des Princes.
PSG satisfied his agent Mino Raiola to deliver the teen to Paris for 3 seasons. One of the necessary elements within the deal was once his wage, which larger from 200,000 euros to 500,000 euros and the promise of first-team soccer within the close to long run.
He did not achieve the primary staff underneath Thomas Tuchel and the best degree he performed was once the Below-19s, who he captains. He was once most effective known as as much as the senior squad two times underneath the German and not performed.
Now, simply six days ahead of PSG face his former aspect within the Champions League, Simons made his PSG debut underneath Pochettino. The Argentine introduced him on within the 78th minute in their Coupe de France win over Caen on Wednesday on the age of simply 17 years, 10 months and 15 days.
“This can be a truly particular second for me,” mentioned Simons after the fit.
“I am a bit emotional. I am hoping to play extra someday.
“I wish to stay coaching exhausting and I am certain extra will come”.
The teen can now boast of getting made his debut as a qualified footballer and is the primary debutant of the Pochettino technology in Paris.
? Xavi Simons (@xavisimons) February 10, 2021
Simons performs global soccer for the Netherlands Below-17 aspect and Spain even attempted to get him Spanish nationality to deliver him in to their very own arrange, however with none good fortune.
He’s no doubt a participant with a shiny long run, with that long run in Paris in the meanwhile.