Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: These shattering revelations on the Xavi soap opera!

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. by Amadou Diawara

To replace Ronald Koeman, Barça would like to afford the services of Xavi at all costs. To put the odds on his side, Joan Laporta sent Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany to Qatar to negotiate with the management of Al-Sadd. However, the president of FC Barcelona could regret not having also made the trip. Now forced to put his hand in his pocket to repatriate Xavi, Joan Laporta should however be successful in the coming days.

While he completely missed his start to the season with FC Barcelona, ​​Ronald Koeman was dismissed after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano. To compensate for the departure of his Dutch technician, Joan Laporta would like to repatriate Xavi. And while the Spanish technician is still under contract with Al-Sadd, the president of Barça sent Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste to Qatar so that they find common ground with the Qatari club. Knowing that Xavi would have a release clause, the upper echelons of Al-Sadd would have been prepared not to charge her, but the absence of Joan Laporta to < strong> Doha would have made them change their minds.

“Barça will have to pay the release clause, which is around 10M €”

In an interview with Cuatro, the journalist Mohammed Alkaabi explained that the bosses of Al-Sadd had taken very badly the fact that Joan Laporta did not come to negotiate with them in Doha. “My friends (referring to the Sheikhs of Al-Sadd) wanted (Joan) Laporta to be here to receive him and discuss the XAVI case. This would have been an important option to waive the clause. Now I see it's more complicated. I think Barca will have to pay the release clause, which according to my information is around ten million euros. The first meeting, the dinner, saved the situation a bit. But the fact that Barca's president did not come is not the club's best response. I think that in the end, if the Catalan club puts in money, it can be done, because the Sheikh wants to help Xavi and Barça. He is ready to forgive some things, but not everything, ”he said before adding a layer on this file.

“The sheikh is ready to forgive some things, but not all”

To believe Mohammed Alkaabi, Al -Sadd and FC Barcelona should still find an agreement and close the deal in the coming days. “The conditions are what they are. And I understand that Al-Sadd is defending his interests. Now I also say that the Sheikh wants to find a deal with Barca. We'll see what happens at the end. Until a few hours ago, more or less, the terms of the release were close to being agreed, but it may not be this Thursday. I don't think he will be released today. At the moment, Xavi is the coach of Al Saad. I believe, as I see it, that in about three days, he could be in Barcelona, ​​”added the Qatari journalist.

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