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Mar 21

XAVI SAYS MESSI HAS PUT THE SUMMER TRANSFER SAGA BEHIND HIM

As club football season draws to a close gradually, all eyes are getting fixed on the upcoming transfer window that will be open for clubs this summer to allow them make additions to their squads. This summer may well have a lot of surprises in store for football fans across the world, with a lot of speculation surrounding the futures of several star players of big-name clubs, particularly that of Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

Almost every football fan will remember last summer, if not for anything else, at least for the fact that one of football’s biggest transfer saga erupted and even though there was no actual transfer, the news still spread like wildfire in spilt seconds.
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27
Feb 21

APPEARANCE RECORD: MESSI MATCHES XAVI

Lionel Messi moved level with former Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez on the list of the most appearance makers at the Nou Camp at the weekend during the La Liga game with Alaves. Messi took his number of Spanish La Liga games in a Barcelona shirt to 505 when he was handed a start by manager Ronald Koeman in the 5-1 rout of DeportivoAlaves at home.

Xavi Hernandez played 505 times for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga before leaving the club to hang up his boots in Qatar and ex-Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has now matched his appearance record for Barcelona. Lionel Messi can break the record set by Xavi Hernandez many years ago if he features for Barcelona in the coming weekend. Continue reading →


17
Jan 21

VICTOR FONT PROMISES TO BRING BACK XAVI AS BARCELONA MANAGER

 

One of the candidates running for the Barcelona presidential post Victor Font has declared that should he be elected president, one of his main goals will be to appoint the club’s former midfielder Xavi Hernandez as the Spanish outfit’s next manager.


Both Font and the club’s former president Joan Laporta have been touted as favorites to win the election as they face competition against other rivals. The election is set to take place on the 24th of next month and the race is already bottling up as the winner will see out a six-year reign at the helm of the Spanish giants.
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21
Dec 20

SAVIOLA SAYS XAVI WILL BECOME BARCELONA COACH IN FUTURE

 

Despite Spanish side Barcelona opting to go for different other managers in their recent coach appointments, rumors keep making the rounds that the club will later in the future hire its former player Xavi to become its coach.

Xavi is the current manager at Qatar side Al Sadd but the rumors suggesting that he will one day coach Barcelona can’t stop circulating. A lot of former players have kept making the same prediction and the recent addition to that list is Javier Saviola. Continue reading →


11
Dec 20

CARZOLA BELIEVES XAVI WILL BECOME BARCELONA MANAGER ONE DAY

 

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Carzola believes Xavi will return to Barcelona one day as a coach when the time is right. Carzola who now plays under Xavi at Al Sadd was once teammates with the former Barcelona man for the Spain national team and thinks a Camp Nou return is on the cards for Xavi.


That time has not come yet though, as Xavi is still holding a coaching role at Al Sad, and Ronald Koeman recently taking up the Barcelona job after the Spanish giants sacked former manager Setien.
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26
Sep 20

Barcelona in Favor of Xavi as Coach

 

Barcelona has a new chief in Ronald Koeman who has also been looking forward to this being his dream job. However, the task does involve having to oust some older team members who are in their thirties but legends themselves. With these tasks in front of him, his tenure might be a short one and last till last year since the club’s top management is currently eyeing Xavi and wish to pick him up for the assignment next year.


Xavi is currently handling Al Sadd of Qatar but Barcelona wants him as the manager for the tenure of 2021 to 2022. It is likely that Victor Front might unseat the current president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu in March elections. The font would want Xavi who is considered one of the Barca legends if he is able to win in the presidential vote. The font feels that Xavi has a greater understanding of the club and how it stays together. Since the board of directors would be deciding on the next manager for the club, the vote would go for Xavi.
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18
Jun 20

DAVID SILVA TO JOIN XAVI IN QATAR

 

Manchester City playmaker David Silva is set to join former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez in Qatar, as per reports. Silva is expected to exit City this summer after a decade of meritorious service. The 34-year old once spoke of returning to the La Liga to play for Valencia but not much has been reported about that. He went through the club academy, playing for Valencia B in 2003 before joining the first team a year later.


Silva went on loan spells to Eibar and Celta de Vigo before stabilizing in 2005. For five years he was one of the best central and attacking midfielders in Spain. City convinced him to move to England in 2010 for 30 million euros. His talent speaks for him hence the buzz even though he is 34 and injury prone.
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