Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Qatar, Laporta … The soap opera Xavi takes a huge turn behind the scenes!

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Posted November 4, 2021 at 11:30 am by La Rédaction

In the hope of recruiting Xavi, a delegation from FC Barcelona flew without Joan Laporta for Qatar on Wednesday. However, the leaders of Al-Sadd, where the Spanish coach has been working since 2019, would require the presence of the Catalan president in order to complete the negotiations. For his part, Xavi would do everything to convince Mohammed Bin Al Thani, the owner of the Qatari club, to let him join Barça.

FC Barcelona is at a turning point. 'a badly embarked season. On October 28, Ronald Koeman was dismissed from his post by Joan Laporta following yet another poor performance and a defeat for the Blaugrana on the field of Rayo Vallecano (1-0). Since then, it is Sergi Barjuan , usually at the head of Barça B , who officiates as an interim on the bench of the club culé. However, behind the scenes, the Barcelona leaders have already embarked on the big maneuvers to recruit a new technician, since Rafa Yuste , the vice-president of Barca and his executive director Mateu Alemany traveled to Qatar on Wednesday in the hope of finalizing the signing of Xavi . However, a lack of size could play a bad turn for FC Barcelona

The owner of Al-Sadd wants to speak to Laporta in person

According to As's information, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Al Thani , the owner of Al-Sadd , would like to have discussions only with Joan Laporta and the main concerned Xavi . The other actors interfering in the negotiations would have no importance for what follows. Mundo Deportivo adds that in Qatar , the absence of the president of Barça would not have been well received by the leaders of Al-Sadd . The general manager of the Qatari club, Turki Al-Ali , described the arrival of Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany of “administrative delegation” in a press release. In addition, the Catalan daily also claims that the hostile statements made with regard to Qatar by Joan Laporta in recent months would not help the smooth running of the recruitment of < strong> Xavi . Nevertheless, the Spaniard would count on taking his future in hand …

Xavi plans to meet Mohammed Bin Al Thani

As reported by As, Xavi reportedly planned to meet in the next few hours with Mohammed Bin Al Thani . The Spaniard is said to be acting as a spokesperson for FC Barcelona in order to personally inform the sheikh of the offer of Barça . Thus, Xavi should remind the owner of Al-Sadd of an agreement signed last June, according to which the Qatari club would have promised to bypass the 5M clause € present in the contract of Xavi in the event that Barcelona came forward to recruit the Spaniard. In addition, the fact that Xavi is the World Cup ambassador to Qatar in 2022, as well as the kind words that the former midfielder of ground has always had for the country, could play in favor of the Catalan legend. Xavi would therefore be confident to leave this summit with the agreement of Mohammed Bin Al Thani to join FC Barcelona .

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