Al Sadd confirm Xavi signing?

Al Sadd appear to have confirmed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez ahead of next season.

The 35-year-old reportedly agreed a three-year contract with the Qatari side earlier in the week, but his move may already have been formalised after the club's team manager Abdulla Al-Berik uploaded photos of their sporting director Muhammed Gholam with the veteran on Instagram.

"Al Sadd have obtained the signature of Barcelona captain Xavi. Here is a picture of him with our sporting director Muhammed Gholam," read the caption.

Xavi has spent the international break in Doha to conclude his negotiations with Al Sadd, which also includes a future role in Qatar's Aspire Academy.

Throughout his time in the country, Xavi has been traveling with his family and tried to hide his identity with a hat and sunglasses, although he had no issues posing with suspecting fans in front of a camera.

Xavi's contract with Barca expires at the end of next season, but President Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted on Friday that the prolific La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League winner had "earned the right to decide his future".

Xavi looks set to follow the likes of Pep Guardiola, Gabri Garcia, Frank de Boer, Ronald de Boer, Christophe Dugarry, Romario and Sonny Anderson in making the move from Camp Nou to the Arab nation.

Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez also represented Al Sadd in his career, scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances for the club between 2012 and 2014.

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