Joan Laporta decides not to meet Al-Sadd demand as Barcelona’s Xavi negotiations continue

Joan Laporta has decided not to follow Al-Sadd’s demand in making the trip to Doha.

According to recent reports, the Qatari side demanded that Barcelona president Laporta make the trip to Doha himself if he wanted to negotiate a deal to take Xavi Hernandez back to Camp Nou.

Xavi is the prime – and perhaps only – target to replace Ronald Koeman, though a deal is yet to be agreed.

And according to Sport journalist Toni Juanmarti, Laporta has decided not to make the trip to Qatar.

Instead, he is sending right-hand men Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany, and it’s reported that Al-Sadd are aware of the situation.

It is not expected that Laporta’s decision has influenced any possible deal, and Barcelona remain confident of bringing Xavi back to Camp Nou.

Tags Al-Sadd FC Barcelona Joan Laporta Xavi Hernandez