Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi ready to launch a € 50m operation on the market?

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Posted on November 8, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. by DM

Appointed FC Barcelona coach, Xavi welcomes Raheem Sterling's arrival at FC Barcelona. Manchester City would offer a loan with a compulsory purchase option of € 50m.

Regularly announced in the sights of FC Barcelona in recent months, Xavi has finally landed in Catalonia to take charge of the first team. Presented to the press on Monday, the former midfielder made no secret of his pride: “It's a dream come true. In 2015, my dream was to come back and I come back with maximum responsibility and enthusiasm. We have to work hard. Barça is my home, but I know I have a great responsibility ”. To put FC Barcelona on the right track, Xavi could ask for reinforcement during the next winter transfer window. And a Pep Guardiola player would be of particular interest to the technician.

Sterling in Xavi's sights

According to information from El Nacional, Xavi could draw from Manchester City to strengthen FC Barcelona . The new Catalan coach would particularly appreciate the profile of e Raheem Sterling, in difficulty at Manchester City. The English club would not oppose his departure in the event of a satisfactory offer . According to the Catalan media, the Citizens could offer Xavi a loan with a compulsory purchase option of € 50 million. It remains to be seen whether FC Barcelona will accept this proposal and succeed in getting their hands on Sterling, under contract until 2023.

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