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Ex La Masia sensation Xavi Simons regrets leaving Barcelona for PSG - report

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A case of “Neymar syndrome”?

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Xavi Simons, who developed quite a following at his young age as an FC Barcelona academy player, regrets having moved to PSG’s set-up, according to Cadena SER.

The sixteen-year-old has over 2 million Instagram followers, with many having tipped him to become the next big thing in world football one day. Simons has been trying to develop as a player at PSG’s academy while dealing with the sky-high expectations some have laid out for him.

The report says he regrets having left Barcelona’s academy for PSG’s just a few months ago, terming it a case of “Neymar syndrome,” in reference to the Brazilian star who also came to regret switching from Barça to Paris.

It is rumored that several players who left Barcelona’s La Masia academy recently for economic reasons came to regret their move.