‘I want to go home’, Xavi Hernandez has requested the club to let him go off his services at Al-Sadd and allow him to join Barcelona.
After sacking Koeman, the Barca board had their executive members in Doha meet with the officials at Al-Sadd. Regarding the availability of Xavi as he is their top choice as Barcelona’s next successor.
Xavi expressed his wish to “go home” according to the statement released by Al-Sadd. He has spent 17 seasons at Barcelona and wants to return to where he started.
What Are The Words?
“I’ve been talking to Barca for days, it’s done,” Xavi expressed after Al-Sadd drew Al-Duhail 3-3 in a Qatar Stars League match on Wednesday. “But now it depends on the conversations between clubs, they need to reach an agreement. Barca is coming to talk, we are all eager and excited. We’ll see if it ends up being done.
“I really want to go home. Hope it happens. I have a contract and now the clubs have to negotiate. They already know my position.”
Al-Sadd captain Abdelkarim Hassan on hearing about Xavi’s departure, says after the game: “Everyone is sad because of Xavi’s departure, but he will coach a big team like Barcelona.”
“Xavi presented a new idea to Qatari football and Al-Sadd players and helped us as a great player and coach, and his ideas led us to achieve a lot despite the criticism. We will miss him a lot.”
After their match with Al-Duhali, Xavi shook hands with every member of the team, which looked like a farewell.
What’s the next move?
Al-Sadd later releases a statement that says: “We are committed to keeping our coach Xavi with us and we cannot have him leave at this sensitive time of the season.”
Barcelona is trying their best to land in Xavi before their match against Espanyol. Xavi on the other hand is trying his best to end on good terms with Al-Sadd.