By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Why Dortmund missed out on Xavi Simons

Borussia Dortmund were closing in on the signing of Xavi Simons over the summer, but the deal fell through because the Bunesliga side wanted a purchase option in the loan deal, Bild reports.

According to Bild, a specific demand prevented Borussia Dortmund from signing Xavi Simons, who instead joined RB Leipzig on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The report claims that Dortmund were in good talks to sign Simons, who saw good development opportunities at Signal Iduna Park.

However, the Black and Yellows were ultimately unable to reach an agreement with his club, Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Bild, the sticking point was that Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl demanded a purchase option, something PSG didn't agree to.

Instead, Simons joined Leipzig on a season-long loan with no option to buy and has hit the ground running for the Red Bulls, scoring three goals and adding four assists in six appearances so far.

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