Borussia Dortmund were interested in signing Xavi Simons in the summer, but were unable to get PSG to agree to a loan deal with an option to buy.
Xavi Simons has taken the Bundesliga by storm since joining RB Leipzig on a loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The highly rated attacking midfielder has already scored three goals and assisted a further four in just four Bundesliga appearances for Marco Rose’s side.
But according to BILD, another team was interested in signing Xavi Simons in the summer. Borussia Dortmund were keen on bringing the 20 year old to the club on a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season. There were even promising talks between the two parties, and Simons could have imagined a move to BVB.
But PSG only wanted to let him leave on a straight one-year loan deal without a buy clause, and he ended up making the switch to RB Leipzig. The tabloid further claims that the overall loan and salary package would have made Simons too expensive for Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund have endured a difficult start to the season, and have especially struggled in midfield and attack. And one cannot help but wonder what could have been had they decided to go through with the signing of Xavi Simons.