Midfielder posts farewell message to Chelsea after joining Hull City

Antonio Nusa

Chelsea midfielder Xavier Simons posts a farewell message to Chelsea and the supporters after completing a permanent switch to Hull City.

The Blues confirmed the deal last week, which sees the midfielder join the Championship side, where he had been a loane since the start of the season.

However, Simons often took part in Chelsea’s first-team training season under Thomas Tuchel. The midfielder made his senior team debut for the Blues in December 2021 in a league Cup tie against Brentford. However, being a midfielder, Simons played as a right wing-back in that game.


The young midfielder admitted that the decision of leaving Chelsea was a “tough” one but it is needed for his further development as a player.

Simons wrote on Instagram:-

“After an amazing 6 years full of wonderful memories, it’s time for me to take the next step in my career,

“I want to say how grateful I am to the incredible players and staff members I have worked with, as they have shaped me into the person and player I am today.

“Also, a special thank you to the club for taking care of me through my difficult periods of injury.

“It’s been a tough decision to leave a club I have loved since the day I walked in at 14, the team I also made my first professional debut for, but I believe it’s the right one for my development.

“I hope to come across my teammates and coaching staff in the future.

“Finally, a massive thank you to the fans that have and continue to support me through my journey – Chelsea will always be in my heart.”

However, due to a lack of game time, Simons made this decision. Although Chelsea have bought a number of young midfielders in the last two transfer windows. For example, Cesare Casadei and Andrey Santos are among the club’s recent youth signings, while at the senior level, Chelsea spent a club-record fee on Enzo Fernandez.

Simons opting out of Chelsea looks like a good decision. He will further develop at Hull City and might return to Premier League in the future.

For further sports updates, follow us on Twitter.

To Top