Xavi Pushes For Barca Move
Former FC Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has publicly put pressure on his current club Al-Sadd to allow him to become the new coach of the Catalan giants.
The 41-year-old ended his playing career with the Qatari side after spending over 20 years with the Blaugrana.
After hanging up his boots, he became manager of Middle-Eastern giants and won four trophies with them since, including an unbeaten league winning 2020/21 campaign.
However, he is now the favourite of Barcelona president Joan Laporta to take over following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman last month.
This week, a delegation of Barcelona travelled to Qatar to speak to Al Sadd’s management about finding an agreement to free Xavi of his current contract.
The club legend himself has now insisted that he hopes a deal between the two parties can be found.
“I’m a very positive person, the two clubs are in talks,” Xavi told TV3.
“It’s a question of common sense and in the end it’s got to end up getting done. I’m excited.
“Both clubs know where I stand. I hope the matter can be tied up soon.”
It has also been reported that Xavi already said his goodbyes to many Al Sadd players and backroom staff after Wednesday’s night’s 4-3 win over second-placed Al Duhail.