Xavi Hernandez drops transfer conditions to stay at Barcelona and makes alternate request

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez is due to meet with the club this Wednesday to discuss his future, and from the outside looking in, it appears no decision has been made from the Blaugrana hierarchy about who the manager will be next season. That said, there is consensus that decisions should be made in the next week or two.

That idea is corroborated by Bar Canaletes, who remark that there seems little clarity within the club as to whether Xavi will continue. Joan Fontes explained that last week Xavi requested three top signings in order to remain at the club next season from Deco, at which point the sporting director informed him this was impossible.

Thereafter, Xavi drops his conditions, and instead requests a meeting with Vice-President Rafa Yuste, President Joan Laporta and Laporta’s ex-brother in law Alejandro Echevarria. He says that he will be happy to continue even without the business he wants being done, but that it must be the club that publicly asks him to stay.

There is yet to be a firm response to that, but is is thought that Laporta is not convinced by Rafael Marquez as an alternative to Xavi. Bar Canaletes highlight that Deco and board member Enric Masip are adivising in favour of Marquez, but Yuste would much rather continue with Xavi.

Earlier on Monday, Football España were informed that people close to Xavi say he has still not changed his mind on his decision to leave, which is compatible with these reports, if he has not been given the guarantee he needs. It looks as if Wednesday will see some form of decision taken one way or another regarding Xavi.

Tags Barcelona Deco Enric Masip Joan Laporta Rafa Yuste Rafael Marquez Xavi Hernandez


  1. Bro is insane.
    Dropping demands after having a nightmare season. HAHAHAHA.
    Good thing brokELona is broke and cant afford another coach.


    1. Barca will consume you. Upon Their Brokona yet your realrogue manipulates intimidates.referees, officials to have their way. Can you tell the world any match Real is loosing without additional 10 to 15 minutes additional.time to ensure they win or equalise

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