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Xavi confirms that Álvaro Morata was within reach of Barça

Published:2/12/2023 - 14:07h

Updated:2/12/2023 - 14:07h

In the preview of the FC Barcelona-Atlético de Madrid, Xavi Hernández has confessed that the possibility of Álvaro Morata coming to Barcelona, when he was taking over the reins of the bench, was real

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It is not a secret that Álvaro Morata was in the diary of the FC Barcelona in the window of wintry transfers of the 2022, when Xavi Hernández arrived to the bench of the team and was in research of a forward 'low cost' to reinforce to the team in front of the fault of goals. In this moment, habían two candidates more: Edinson Cavani, in this moment in the Manchester United, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Barça posed the incorporation of Morata through a cession to the end of the season, but never existed agreement. And it is that, in this moment, the forward was yielded in the Juventus and had to produce an operation to two bands: that the 'Vecchia Signora' accessed to his exit and that the Athletic opened the doors to the negotiation. The operation remained in 'stand by' and finish arriving Aubameyang like free agent, after terminating his agreement with the Arsenal.

The confession of Xavi on Morata

The bet was very hit, because the gabonés was key in this season and helped to 'sanear' the fault of goal by which crossed the team, but always has remained the 'spine' nailed by what could suppose see to Morata in the City Condal. The player had confirmed, does a time, that Xavi Hernández had called him and now has been the trainer the one who has reaffirmed it.

In the previous of the FC Barcelona-Athletic of Madrid, by the fifteenth day of LaLiga, Xavi has spoken very clear in this regard: "I Spoke with him directly. There was the possibility that it came to the Barça. It is a very interesting player. It attacks spaces, is generous, work. Tomorrow, the leading have it very good: Morata-Griezmann are of reference of world-wide level", sentenced.

Morata, a danger for the Barça

There are not doubts that the ex of the Real Madrid or Chelsea is one of the most regular forwards in the last decade and that it is a player that marks differences with very little and to the that, besides, fall him the goals of the pocket. This Sunday will direct the attack with Antoine Griezmann of the that also has spoken Xavi: "I do not know what happened him in the Barça. I have not been with him, I have not been his mate neither his trainer. It is in a moment extraordinary. It sees him happy, happy and that marks a lot of differences. It is a player to watch and take into account. It is exceptional and works a lot for the team. It is a big footballer".

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