A few months ago Xavi Hernandez was on the verge of leaving Barcelona and joining a team in the MLS or at least those were the rumors, but the Spanish midfielder eventually decided to remain being a player of Barcelona for 1 more season.
The new coach of Barcelona, Luis Enrique voiced his satisfaction after knowing that the experienced player was going to stick with his squad for an extended period of time.
Enrique said: “Xavi can last one, two, three more years. It’ll depend on his mental strength more than anything else. He has decided to stay here and I’m delighted. Everyone tells me they think Xavi is performing at a high level; I think he always has.”
At his 34 years of age, Xavi Hernandez is not expected to be a consistent first team starter for Barcelona as younger players will take the place of the midfielder but it seems like Xavi is content with that.
Barcelona announced that Xavi Hernandez sustained a calf injury during a training session a few days ago and it still remains unknown as to the period of time the midfielder will be out of action.
A statement from the Barcelona website revealed details concerning the latest injury of Xavi as it said: “Xavi Hernandez suffered a slight calf strain in his left leg during training Monday morning. Club doctors will decide when he can return to training over the next few days.”
It remains unknown if Xavi Hernandez was going to play in the opening match of the season against Elche on August 24 but this is definitely not the way that Xavi Hernandez wanted to kick off his campaign as he only has 1 or 2 seasons left in him before making his way and leaving the club where he has made over 400 appearances.