Chelsea starlet seals permanent switch to Championship club as long-term deal confirmed

Chelsea youngster Xavier Simons has made the decision to join Championship side Hull City after spending the season on loan with the club.

Chelsea midfielder Xavier Simons will join Hull City permanently at the end of the season after his loan deal expires with the Championship club, it has been confirmed.

Simons joined Hull on a season-long loan in the summer and despite waiting until February for his first Championship start, City have been keen to bring him to East Yorkshire permanently.

They had tried to agree a deal with Chelsea in January but missed the transfer deadline, however, both clubs have remained in talks with the move now agreed. He has signed a deal until the summer of 2026, with the option of a further year in Hull’s favour.

The 20-year-old joined Chelsea in 2016 from Brentford’s youth set-up after the Bees closed their academy programme. He made over 60 appearances for a number of Chelsea’s youth teams before being handed his senior Blues debut in a 2-0 League Cup victory over Brentford at the end of 2021.

Head coach Liam Rosenior said: “I’m absolutely delighted to tie Xavier down on a long-term deal. We’ve worked really hard to get Xavi to commit his future to the club and he’s a big part of my plans. “He’s got undoubted potential and quality, an outstanding attitude and trains at 100% all the time. He’s got Premier League physicality and athleticism. If we can help him improve his technical aspects and tactical understanding of the game, we’ve got a fantastic asset for the club.”