Women: The young American Alexis Missimo (Texas Univ) close to signing for PSG?

Women: The young American Alexis Missimo (Texas Univ) close to signing for PSG?

American U20 international midfielder Alexis Missimo is close to joining PSG. The 19-year-old player who finished her three years of higher education played at the University of Texas, based in Austin.

His profile was mentioned two weeks ago by the regional newspaper Le Parisien. While PSG still seemed in a bad place in mid-January, facing fierce competition from English clubs (Manchester City, Chelsea in particular), it seems that PSG is back in the race. So well placed that it is more than likely that American midfielder Alexis Missimo will join the capital club.

The native of Gravepine (Tarrant County, Texas) is one of the up-and-coming youngsters of the American selection. Indeed, the player who evolved within the University of Texas has traveled all levels of national youth teams, starting from U14 in 2016 to U20 in 2022, participating in 30 training camps and international tournaments with the US Women’s National Youth Team. Missimo played primarily for Solar Soccer Club in Dallas, Texas, before joining the University of Texas as a five-star recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer’s 2021.

With University of Texas, she started 41 of 42 games played, scored 18 goals, 31 assists for a total playing time of 3,673 minutes (out of a possible 3,780), also becoming joint franchise record holder in assists in 2nd year (14) before taking it alone in his 3rd and final year (15). Lexi Missimo appears on the rankings of the best young players in the world established by Goal.com, twice in 4th position in the #NXGN 2021 and 2022 rankings. At the national level, she has also been rewarded with several citations in the teams of the year (2021 and 2022).

The player has not been declared a prospect for the 2023 NWSL draft, the American championship. Like his compatriot of Brazilian origin Catarina Macario, who had signed at Olympique Lyonnais during the January transfer window. Her name was mentioned at Manchester City, the 19-year-old having played two training spells with the English club in August and November 2019. But also at Chelsea, where the player was still at the training center last week. It would therefore seem that PSG have won the day, the Eurosport journalist specializing in women’s football Romain Balland also mentions it in one of these rebuses of which he has the secret. The American journalist Theo Lloyd-Hugues of The Striker media also suggests it by the University of Texas rallying sign “Hook ’em Horns” (displayed in emoji) in front of a photo of the Eiffel Tower on its Twitter feed.

As an American citizen, the player would take a place outside the community but the departures of the Australian Lydia Williams and the Chinese Yang Lina during the month of January settled the administrative situation of the club on this subject, not including To date only one player outside the European Union in the person of the Chinese Li Mengwen. However, currently unverified sources indicate that Lexi Missimo reportedly has an English passport and could also play for the English national team. What we will not fail to specify in the future.