leagueFC Barcelona has now officially confirmed that as well: the return of Xavi (41). The former midfielder succeeds sacked Ronald Koeman and said goodbye to Al Sadd (in tears). According to the Spanish sports newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will pay five million euros to fulfill half the condition of exiting the contract. The other half is compensated by the presence of Xavi himself in Qatar.
Xavi had already indicated his desire to work as a coach at Barcelona, but his contract in Qatar is still valid. However, Al Sadd agreed yesterday: “We reached an agreement after paying the lump sum in his contract. We also agreed on a partnership with Barcelona for the future. Xavi is an important part of Al Sadd’s history and we wish him all the best.”
‘Sports World’ He claims to know how the fork works in relation to the replacement aggregate. For example, Barcelona will pay half of the exit clause with five million euros. The other half will be by Xavi himself doing various businesses, such as promotional events, in Qatar in the future.
“Xavi informed us a few days ago that he would like to start immediately at Barcelona, due to the critical situation of his club. We understand this and have decided not to stand in the way of his transfer. Xavi and his family will always be welcome here,” Al Sadd said.
Yesterday, pictures of Xavi’s farewell meal with Al Sadd players and staff also surfaced. The coach could not hold back his tears. After saying goodbye, Xavi immediately set the course for Spain. Xavi is expected to arrive in Barcelona this weekend and be officially introduced to the crowd at the Camp Nou on Monday. In an official announcement, the Spanish club talks about a contract until mid-2024. It seems that “Xavi will return to Camp Nou after six years of his retirement.” “This is supposed to be.”
Xavi: “I go back to where I grew up”
Xavi is looking forward to reviving antiquity in Barcelona. The new coach said this shortly after confirming his return to FC Barcelona, this time as a coach. “I go back to where I grew up, I go back to the club of my life. I have no words to describe the feelings I feel to defend the honor of the club again, to make the Camp Nou vibrate again and to hear the chants of these wonderful fans again,” Xavi wrote on Instagram.
“I know I am coming at a difficult time, but I am taking on this challenge with the greatest enthusiasm. I will work with all of you and fight to get back to the place we deserve. Thank you FC Barcelona for trusting me, as well as all the fans who felt it necessary to take on this important role.”
The 41-year-old will succeed Ronald Koeman, who was recently sent off at Barcelona. Xavi played for Barcelona from 1998 to 2015, after which he left for Al Sadd. After several seasons he started working there as a coach. FC Barcelona is ranked ninth in the Spanish League and has won only four of its first 11 matches. In the Champions League, the club still has a place in their hands after two victories over Dynamo Kiev.
‘I really want to go home’: Barcelona-Al Sadd agreement coming, Xavi on plane to Barcelona on Saturday
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