Chelsea agree deal to sell youngster, contract terms hoped to be completed this week
Chelsea have agreed a fee to sell Xavier Simons to Championship side Hull City on a permanent basis.
The 20-year-old has been on loan at Hull City this season and a deal was almost completed on deadline day last month to convert the loan into a permanent move. However, the 11pm deadline was missed.
But both Chelsea and Hull City have been working on striking a deal for Simons to still make his move to Humberside permanent, and it’s now been reported a deal is almost complete ahead of the summer.
As reported by Nizaar Kinsella and Hull Live, a fee has been agreed, with Simons eager to make the switch despite making just four appearances for Liam Rosenior’s side this term.
Speaking to Hull Live, Simons admitted: “Liam’s been open to me and said how much he wants me here at the club moving forwards.
“I see the project, and I believe in it, and that’s to get us back in the Premier League.
“I want to play a part in that. It’s between both clubs now to sort things out, when that is I don’t know, but I’m ready whenever.”
He added: “Yes, of course. I want to be here, I want to get the club back in the Prem and it’s between the two clubs now.
“You could say it’s a brave move. The situation with Chelsea, I don’t really see a pathway there for me now, and coming here is men’s football at an amazing club playing football the way I want to play, so my development, it’s going to be amazing.
“The ambition for where the club is going to be is where I want to be.”
The announcement, as reported by Nizaar Kinsella, is pending a final agreement over new contract terms, with negotiations hoped to be completed this week.