Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Qatar issues a huge ultimatum to Laporta for Xavi!

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Posted on November 3, 2021 at 8:10 p.m. by AD

While Xavi would have a release clause of around 5M €, the management of Al-Sadd would be ready to let his trainer go for free on one condition: that Joan Laporta make the trip to Doha himself to finalize the deal.

To replace Ronald Koeman, thanked, FC Barcelona would like at all costs to bet on Xavi. In this perspective, Joan Laporta reportedly sent Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany to Qatar to negotiate with the leadership of Al-Sadd , the club that Xavi currently trains. According to, the two men should meet the Qatari management this Thursday morning and Joan Laporta should be contacted by phone. However, negotiations could be difficult to conclude because Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad would only cede Xavi to FC Barcelona for free on one condition.

Joan Laporta expected in Doha by Al-Sadd?

According to information from AS, Xavi would have a release clause of around 5M €. A prize that the management of Al-Sadd would not want to downgrade. Unless … As indicated by the Spanish media, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad would be ready to make a strong gesture towards FC Barcelona and accept the departure of Xavi for 0 € if, and only if, Joan Laporta comes to Doha out of respect and cordiality. Thus, the upper echelons of Al-Sadd would expect to see the president of Barça make the trip in the coming hours to finalize the operation Xavi. But in the event that Joan Laporta did not make the trip to Doha, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani did not would not expect to meet Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste. In such a scenario, the president of Al-Sadd would not directly manage the file Xavi. To be continued …

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