A lot of people were not convinced that Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez was the right man for the job when the Joan Laporta-led board turned to him shortly after Dutchman Ronald Koeman was fired as the Barcelona manager. Four months later, it is safe to say that Xavi Hernandez has won a big fraction of the people who doubted him to his side with the way he has been able to transform Barcelona into a real force on the pitch once again.
When Xavi Hernandez took over towards the end of last year, Barcelona were on their way out of the Champions League and also struggling to be part of the discussions on the teams that would qualify for Champions League football next season via the Spanish La Liga. Continue reading BARCELONA ARE BACK UNDER XAVI
One of the most unexpected transfer stories of recent times will definitely be the Adama Traore move from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Barcelona. The Spanish La Liga giants secured the loan signing of the pacy winger in quite a shocking deal this January and not a lot of people saw it coming. Traore, a Spain international attacker, decided to return to the Camp Nou having graduated from the La Masia Academy before leaving for more playing time and finding himself in England.
There had been several speculations linking Traore with a move away from the Molineux since last summer and Tottenham Hotspur were one of the clubs particularly linked with making a move for him. Spurs were said to be keen on adding the fast winger to their ranks while the north London club were still under the management of Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore’s former boss. However, the move never happened but Spurs returned for the player this January under Antonio Conte but nothing still happened. Continue reading XAVI EXPECTS TRAORE TO SHOW IMPORTANCE AT BARCA
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez started his career as a Spanish La Liga manager with a win over Espanyol in the Catalan derby over the weekend. Xavi Hernandez was able to mark the occasion of his first game as the new Barcelona manager.
Xavi Hernandez is the man that Barcelona president Joan Laporta has turned to so as to get the club to where it belongs. The former midfielder was successful at the start of his managerial career at Al-Sadd in Qatar. Barcelona had to pay a compensation to make Xavi their new maanager. Continue reading XAVI STARTS BARCELONA REIGN WITH VICTORY
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez will demand five signings if he returns to the Nou Camp to replace Dutchman Ronald Koeman as their manager. This is according to the report from El Nacional which stated that former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez will request for five new players before he accepts the managerial position at the club.
Xavi Hernandez came through the famed La Masia Academy and he went on to become a key player for the club. The Spaniard was an important player for Barcelona in their most successful era. He is one of many names who have been linked with the managerial position at the Nou Camp with Koeman under serious pressure to turn the fortunes of the club around especially in the Champions League. Continue reading BARCELONA: XAVIWILL DEMAND FIVE SIGNINGS
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has an interest in Premier League management. The ex-Spanish national team player made this known in an exclusive interview with English publication The Times. According to him, he would like to manage in the Premier League partly due to the atmosphere in the stadiums.
Barcelona’s young midfielder Pedri is currently one of the best young prospects in the world of football and he has been getting a lot of praise for his performances on the pitch so far. Pedri had a break-out season at the Spanish La Liga giants last season where he featured in a lot of games for the club and he continued to grow from strength to strength, earning the continued trust of Barca manager Ronald Koeman. In what was a hugely successful season for him, he earned his first professional call-up to the Spain national team after getting a call from Spain head coach Luis Enrique to join the rest of the Spain squad in preparation for their Euros campaign.
Pedri was handed his debut by Enrique even though a lot of people thought that he was too young to be playing in such a very crucial tournament for the country. However, Enrique decided to look beyond the world is other people and continued to play the young midfielder and in return, he continued to earn the trust of his manager. He became a very important player for Spain at the Euros as he played almost every game in their run to the knockout rounds of the tournament. Continue reading BARCELONA YOUNGSTER GETS HUGE PRAISE FROM XAVI
Scottish Premiership Champions Rangers have signaled their strong interest in signing Chelsea’s young midfielder Billy Gilmour and they would want to have the deal done as early as this summer, according to reports.
The young brilliant midfielder, who has once been likened to a young Xavi Hernandez, is most likely not going to be allowed to get enough minutes under the belt in this new season and the best option for both him and Chelsea would be that he goes out on loan to a club where they can offer him more playing opportunities. Continue reading RANGERS INTERESTED IN TAKING CHELSEA STAR ON LOAN