Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Cruyff, Guardiola … Laporta announces the color for Xavi!

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Posted on November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am by La Rédaction

Returning to FC Barcelona to take the reins of the Catalan squad, Xavi will lead his first match this Saturday against Espanyol. Joan Laporta, he would place high hopes in the Spanish technician. The president of Barça therefore paid him a huge tribute, comparing him to Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola.

After sacking Ronald Koeman , the Dutchman did not bring the expected results , FC Barcelona has secured the services of Xavi. Negotiations have not been easy with Al-Sadd , the club where the Spaniard has served since his retirement. But the Catalan leaders still managed to find an agreement in the file. And after multiple revelations about the transfer of Xavi , the Spanish league chaired by Javier Tebas validated the return of the 2010 world champion. As a result, the Spanish technician will lead his first match on the blaugrana bench this Saturday during the derby against the Espanyol . For his part, Joan Laporta would place great hopes in Xavi .

“Xavi is Cruyff's heir just like Guardiola was”

In the program El Larguero de la Cadena SER, Joan Laporta paid a huge tribute to Xavi , whom he sees as the heir by Johan Cruyff : “Xavi is Cruyff's heir just like Guardiola was. It's nice. It gives me good morale to hear Xavi speak and watch him train, and I have a feeling it will be really good. Tomorrow I have confidence in the victory. You have to win, have a good match and start this new stage, with Xavi as a coach, whom I saw as magnificent at the press conference. “

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