Xavi asks Al-Sadd to let him go to Barcelona

Xavi asks Al-Sadd to let him go to Barcelona

XAVU Hernandez has asked Al-Sadd to let him go in order to take over as Barcelona coach. Several Barcelona officials reportedly traveled to Doha on Wednesday (3/11) to meet with representatives of Al-Sadd to discuss Xavi’s situation.

Xavi himself has been the main choice for his former club Barcelona to replace Ronald Koeman who was sacked late last month. Meanwhile, Al-Sadd released a statement saying they would try to keep Xavi.

“We are committed to keeping our coach, Xavi, with us, and we cannot let him go at such a sensitive point in the season,” the statement said.

However, the 41-year-old Spaniard has now expressed his desire to return to the club where he spent 17 years of his playing career.

“I’ve been talking to Barca for days, it’s over,” Xavi said after Al-Sadd’s 3-3 draw against Al-Duhail in Wednesday’s game against the Qatar Stars League.

“However, now it depends on the conversation between the clubs, they have to come to an agreement. Barca will come and talk, we are all excited. We’ll see if it’s finally done.” I really want to go home. Hope this will happen. I have a contract and now the club must negotiate. They already know my position, “Xavi said, quoted by Marca, Thursday (4/11).

Al-Sadd captain Abdelkarim Hassan had given up on Xavi’s departure, saying after the game: “Everyone is sad about Xavi’s departure, but he will coach a great team like Barcelona.” “Xavi introduced new ideas for Qatari football and Al-Sadd players and helped us as great players and coaches. His ideas have allowed us to accomplish a lot despite criticism. He will be sorely missed. “Hassan said.

When the deal is done, Xavi is expected to be featured next week with his first game as Barcelona coach against Espanyol on Sunday, November 21. (OL-8)


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