Real Madrid are working on a shocking transfer move that would bring 12-year-old wonderkid from Barcelona Xavi Simons to the Santiago Bernabeu, Spanish newspaper Sport has revealed.
Despite having been sanctioned by FIFA with a one-year transfer ban for illegally signing underage players, Los Blancos are keen on signing another kid, as they believe Simons could be the next Leo Messi.
Florentino Perez needs to boost the morale of the fans after the Copa del Rey disaster and the FIFA transfer ban. He believes that bringing Simons would hurt arch-rivals Barcelona and encourage all Madridistas.
Real have reportedly contacted the kid’s family to start negotiations over a move to Madrid. Apparently, his parents would prefer that he remained at Barcelona, but Perez is well known for his ability to convince anyone.
Simons is possibly the most talented and famous Under-12 in Spain. He has impressed many in several tournaments that have been shown on national TV, such as Liga Promises, in which he was chosen as the best player. Last year, he was also named MVP in the prestigious Torneig MIC.
Born in Amsterdam on April 21st 2003, Simons is a very talented playmaker who is expected to become one of the world’s best. His father Regilio Simons was a professional player in the Netherlands and is good friends with Patrick Kluivert.
Little Xavi signed for Barca in the 2010-2011 season, and he hasn’t stopped receiving awards since them.
* Originally published at Real Madrid News by Alejandro Gonzalez