Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: The succession of Koeman compromised… because of Newcastle?

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Posted on 23 October 2021 at 5.30 a.m. by Th.B.

FC Barcelona would keep their sights on Xavi Hernandez. However, it could be that Newcastle derail Barca's plans for Ronald Koeman's succession.

Although the president Joan Laporta has comforted Ronald Koeman in his coaching position at the beginning of October when a dismissal seemed to be confirmed as the hours passed, FC Barcelona would not have closed the file of his inheritance so far. Indeed, Barça are still working behind the scenes to find the successor of Koeman whose contract will expire next June. Xavi Hernandez , former glory of FC Barcelona, ​​ is a profile that would particularly appeal to President Laporta. However, the coach of Al-Sadd would have another idea in mind.

Newcastle, a real option for Xavi Hernandez

According to information gathered by the journalist Ian McGarry from a relative by Xavi Hernandez, the former FC Barcelona player would not be excited about the idea of ​​succeeding Ronald Koeman because of the financial and sporting problems of the club culé. On the Transfer Window Podcast, it was even revealed that the Newcastle option would be seen as a good step forward to gain experience in the Xavi clan. . For its part, the English club recently passed under the Saudi flag would have mentioned the name of Xavi about the succession of Steve Bruce .

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