It actually means nothing. A player changes agent and joins another management.
Nevertheless, Xavi Simons’ rather unexpected move to another management position is a topic of discussion in both the Dutch and foreign media. Even in Southern Europe, the recent switch is the subject of discussion. Newspapers in Spain, France and Italy report on Xavi Simons, his game and his new agent, who is mainly known in England.
The Dutch newspapers are also shaping it by asking Ruud van Nistelrooij questions about the role of the new agent of the top talent. Ruud van Nistelrooij says no other Xavi Simons than a few weeks ago at PSV. For Ruud van Nistelrooij it is actually ‘not a theme’.
Ximons was affiliated with Rafaele Pimenta’s agent office. His interests are now represented by the Englishman Darren Dein, who manages to maintain close contacts, especially in the Premier League. “I don’t notice any difference. I see a huge focus with him to train every day and to get better,” says Van Nistelrooij at Friday’s press conference, in the run-up to the home game with sc Heerenveen.
“This week again. Then he is super sharp and busy living through every shape and getting the best out of it. Also in the parties”, says Van Nistelrooij, who is also asked about PSV’s interest in Ricardo Pepi. “I’m working on Luuk de Jong and Fábio Silva. Those are very good strikers for us. They are ready to shine on Sunday, hopefully.”