Xavi Hernández in a match of Al-Sadd in the Club World Cup

THERE WAS NO AGREEMENT IN JANUARY

The conditions that Xavi would have put to Barça for his signing

Published:21/02/2020 - 10:23h

Updated:21/02/2020 - 13:18h

Barça contacted Xavi Hernández in January to replace Ernesto Valverde, and the catalan set a number of conditions for his signing. Finally, the club did not agree to comply with them and opted for Quique Setién

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The FC Barcelona is living a very demanding season, and in the month of January had to solve several delicate questions. Further of a long list of high and low, that forced to a back reaction to reinforce the staff, the Catalans played it to him and bet by a change in the bench, sacking to Ernesto Valverde and looking for to another director of orchestra that guided to the team in the battle by the titles.

After deciding that the wear of the extremeño was dangerous for the motivation of the changing room, the culés tantearon several alternatives, and one of the first was Xavi Hernández. The ex player is leaving positive feelings in his first months like technician, and after his stage of training in the To the-Sadd all know that it would like him return to the Camp Nou, a dream that he same does not hide that it would be loved to fulfil.

According to the program 'The Crossbar' of the 'Chain BE', the egarense imposed a series of conditions to accept the Barcelona proposal, that moved him Éric Abidal and Óscar Grau in a meeting in Qatar. As it already confirmed the own technical secretary, produced a meeting in the trip that made to visit to Ousmane Dembélé, and in him recopiló information on the ideas and the plan of the that was captain of the first team.

One of the most complicated requirements was the one who marked the 'timing' of the operation, because the one of Terrassa wanted to arrive in June, and no in January as it wished the directive. The canterano already explained that it respects a lot to the Txingurri and had not liked him occupy directly his place, and besides also warned that had commitments with the group of Doha, to the that did not pretend to abandon in full battle by the titles.

Always according to the quoted half, also demanded the maximum control of the sportive area, to have the last word in matter of signings. If it gave the 'himself, want to', expected to have guarantees to reform the staff to his taste, without pressures of the economic area, of the technical office or of the directive. This included a global management of the inferior categories, a key piece in the gear of the club barcelonista.

Finally, Xavi signalled several names that wanted near in his project, in diverse areas that would allow him recover some habits that marked his path like footballer. In addition to his brother Òscar for the technical body or Jordi Cruyff, stand out figures like the ones of Carles Puyol, that had acted of link between the dispatches and the changing room, or Joan Vilà, ex director of methodology of the Masia.

Xavi shoots after his refusal to the Barça

As finally there was not agreement, Xavi moved his refusal to the Barça, and has shot in his career with the To the-Sadd. The Catalan contributes upward because it has won more titles with the qatarís and has recovered the irregularity that was missing him at the beginning of the course, what has allowed him chain several decisive victories that have consolidated him in the fight by the titles. His moment will arrive sooner or later, but after the debate of January of 2019, the elected was Quique Setién, to the one who he same awarded his blessing.

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