Marcelo Gallardo, trainer of River Plate


The alternatives that Barça manages in case of not being able to sign Xavi

Published:28/10/2021 - 09:38h

Updated:28/10/2021 - 11:30h

Xavi Hernández is FC Barcelona's favorite to replace Ronald Koeman. However, the Catalans handle other options in case in the end the signing of Terrassa could not be achieved or in case there was a disagreement with him

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Xavi Hernández is in these moments the better trainer planted to substitute to Ronald Koeman in the FC Barcelona. The one of Terrassa is the favourite of the club and seems that also of some fans that trusts he for revertir the dramatic current situation. However, the arrival of the Catalan will depend of the To the-Sadd, that will have to free him of his agreement before. The Barça will have to negotiate with the qatarís, by what still can not ensure that the ex midfield player can arrive to the Camp Nou now.

It is by this reason by what in the club also are contemplating other alternatives by what can occur. In principle, according to the newspaper 'Sport', to the margin of Xavi there would be four candidates that like in the breast of the entity for the bench. It treats of Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate), Roberto Martínez (Belgium), Erik have Hag (Ajax) and Andrea Pirlo, that is right now without team and would be the simplest to hire.

However, to exception of the Italian, all the names of this list are engaged with his current teams and do not seem by the work to leave them planted. In the case of Have Hag, the Dutch already refused to the Newcastle recently and his intention seems to be still in Ámsterdam at least until 2022. It is an excellent profile for the Barcelona in the futbolístico and has experience in the elite, but has agreement until 2023.

'Bob' Martínez, by his part, seems decided to segur in Belgium at least until classifying it for the World-wide of Qatar. "There is not absolutely at all with the Barça, there are not contacts of any type. My aim is to fulfil my agreement. But they can arise a lot of circumstances on the way, clear", said does several weeks, leaving the open door to the Barcelona. This gives a thread of hope to Joan Laporta, that has in high esteem to the of Balaguer and would be his main valedor beside Jordi Cruyff, good fellow of the míster.

On the other hand, Gallardo has agreement with River Plate until final of this 2021 and does weeks left clear that only thinks in fulfilling it. "All know that my thought and my decision is to fulfil the agreement that have. Never it went through me the head abandon this project. The only that I can say is that my focus is in finishing my contractual bond with River, as it corresponds. Afterwards we will see how we follow", it signalled. The Argentinian is a man of word, by what seems complicated that it abandon to River before 31 December. It seems almost impossible that the Barça expect him until then.

Pirlo, the easiest option and the less attractive

Finally, Pirlo could sign by the Barcelona tomorrow if the club went to by him. After being sacked of the Juventus of Turín in summer is without team and would be the easiest option of all. Nevertheless, his only year of experience in the elite was a failure and his Juve almost neither classifies for the Champions League. His style of game neither is clear, since his team did not finish to play well in any moment.

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