The customer of the imminent return of Xavi to the FC Barcelona caused trouble at the big Catalan club. The Qatari club Al-Sadd announced on Friday that the 41-year-old had terminated the contract and the club was following the move Barcelona have agreed to it. Accordingly, there was an agreement with the Spaniards. Around Xavi to allow the exit from his current contract with Al-Sadd, must Barcelona reportedly pay five million euros.
The Catalans denied an agreement shortly thereafter. According to the city-based newspaper “Sport”, the heavily indebted club does not want to pay the transfer fee. Negotiations would be ongoing. A delegation from the FC Barcelona led by Vice President Rafael Yuste traveled to Qatar to negotiate Xavi’s change.
Al-Saad announced that Xavi I informed the club a few days ago that he was following “due to the critical phase that his home club is going through” Barcelona want to return. Don’t stand in the way. The traditional Spanish club is currently plagued by a sporting crisis. Since the departure of superstar Lionel Messi, things have stopped working, and the Blaugrana are only ninth in the championship. The gap on the table top Real Sociedad is nine points. Guest on Saturday Barcelona at Celta. Yusuf Demir is in the squad, but has only small chances of being used.
Xavi, the two-time European champion (2008, 2012) and 2010 world champion, is to succeed the Dutchman Ronald Koeman, who was sacked a week ago, at Barça. Since then, the previous coach of the B-Elf, Sergi Barjuan, has been looking after the professionals on an interim basis. Xavi had between 1998 and 2015 for Barcelona played and won the Champions League four times with the club. The former midfielder said recently that he is keen to “return home”.