Rangers-linked PSG wonderkid Xavi Simons is reportedly stalling on a new contract amid frustrations over playing time according to French outlet L’Equipe.

The 18-year-old has impressed whilst playing in the UEFA Youth League and has featured for the first team in two French Cup matches either side of Christmas, yet this doesn’t look like it will be enough to convince the youngster to remain at the French giants.

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With interest in the player high, and his contract expiring in the summer, there could be a battle to secure his signature. Rangers have been linked with him recently [DailyRecord] With Giovanni van Bronckhorst looking to enhance the squad, Ibrox could be a good fit for the player.

Simons signed for PSG from Barcelona in 2019 and is highly rated on the continent, although his game time at the French club has been minimal. It was always going to be difficult to break into the squad with the abundance of talent that they have in their ranks, yet it looks increasingly likely he will be on the move.


With van Bronckhorst looking to retune the playing squad and bring in his own players, there could be a high volume of ins and outs during the next 6 months.

If the Ibrox side can secure the highly regarded Simons on a loan deal until the end of the season, it would signal a big statement of intent.

As Rangers chase glory on both domestic and European fronts in the second half of the campaign, squad depth will be paramount for success.

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The new era under van Bronckhorst is already starting to look bright.

Meanwhile, former Rangers star Nathan Patterson could be handed his first Everton start in their FA Cup tie against Hull.

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