Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi's great revolution has already started!

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Posted on November 10, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. by GdSS

Newly appointed to the bench of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi has already made several strong choices to revive the Catalan machine as quickly as possible. With in particular the possible return of Daniel Alves in the crosshairs…

“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. I know I'm coming at a difficult time for the club, but I feel prepared ”, confided Xavi Hernandez Monday during his presentation press conference as the new coach of FC Barcelona , he who succeeds Ronald Koeman on the bench of the Catalan club. The former technician of Al-Sadd will therefore try to put Barça back on the front of the stage as quickly as possible, but he will have to make choices for this. strong and with limited financial means. That’s why Xavi has already started his revolution internally.

Piqué, Dembélé, Alves… The first sites

As revealed by the Cadena COPE on Wednesday, Xavi initially decided to cancel an interview with Gerard Piqu é, which was to be broadcast on Antena 3. The new coach of FC Barcelona thus wishes to control the extra-sporting activities of his players, and in particular executives, and therefore took matters in hand for this purpose. But Xavi Also immediately imposes its paw on the hot issues of the transfer window to Barça : the Brazilian press ensures that a meeting would be scheduled this week between the Blaugrana club and Daniel Alves , motivated by the idea of ​​a return in January to Catalonia, but it is Xavi who will have the last word on this potential reinforcement. In addition, at a press conference on Monday, he spoke about the future of Ousmane Dembélé whose contract will expire next June at Barcelona , and he seems to make this issue a top priority: “For me, Dembélé can be the best player in the world at his post. It depends on him, his mentality and whether he gets hurt a little. For me, its extension is a priority ”, indicated Xavi , much more radical than was Ronald Koeman on the future of Dembélé .

The unwanted players have been targeted

In addition, the El Chiringuito program has revealed in recent days the list of unwanted players who have been targeted by Xavi upon his return to FC Barcelona : Neto , Clément Lenglet , Samuel Umtiti , Philippe Coutinho , Martin Braithwaite and Luuk de Jong are the main affected and could therefore be pushed towards the release in January. The revolution of Xavi has therefore indeed begun…

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