XAVI IS OPPOSED TO THE SWAP
The reasons why Xavi and his staff 'reject' Rúben Neves
The possible arrival of Rúben Neves at FC Barcelona begins to take shape, due to the possible barter with Ansu Fati (plus €30M). He is a player that the board likes, but Xavi Hernández and his technical staff oppose the movement
There is division in the FC Barcelona of face to the market of signings of summer, after desvelara that Jorge Mendes had put on the table a barter so that Ansu Fati go out of the Spotify Camp Nou, with destination to the Wolverhampton, in return of Rúben Neves more other 30 million euros. In the economic section (thinking in the 'fair play') there is concenso, but in the sportive there are a lot of doubts.
Further of the position regarding the exit of the '10' this summer, in the staff technical, according to several sources, there is a lot of resistance regarding the incorporation of the Portuguese midfield player. It has sounded in the last two markets of signing (estival and wintry) but the answer has been always the same: To Xavi Hernández and his staff technical does not like them his profile for 'complete' the centre of the field.
The preferences of Xavi Hernández
The reasons of the trainer of Terrassa for 'refuse' the possible incorporation of Neves are very simple: it Understands that it would be preferable to bet by the continuity of Sergio Busquets, whose agreement wins on 30 June of this year and still has not finished to decide if it will leave or will renew to the drop, and in the future bet by a player that can adjust to his diagram.
Martín Zubimendi is the big favourite of Xavi to reinforce the position of mediocentro. However, it does not have intentions to go out of the Real Sociedad and his clause, that would rise to the 60 million euros, is prohibitiva for the Barcelona interests. It generates more concenso the option of Amrabat (Fiorentina), that would have all the 'ballots' to be the relief of the of Badía.
It is necessary to take in account, in any case, that in the City Condal understand that have a lot of opportunities that İlkay Gündoğan dress of Barcelona this summer, if finally it decides not renewing with the Manchester City. If it is like this, would have a reinforcement free that it could play so much of pivote like interior, by what the staff would be more compensated and would not be 'Busi', if it remains , the only available footballer for the position.
Xavi does not change of posture
The true is that to Xavi, more than no 'like him' Neves, understands that it would not fit in his approach, put he prefers to play with an only pivote (Busquets) and reinforce with interiors. The Portuguese, however, is very acostunbrado to play in a double pivote, usually accompanied by Mario Lemina that has a much more defensive profile that he and commissions of the work more 'dirty'.
Although in his promotion to the elite showed to be a very defensive pivote, in the Premier League has become a player that dinamiza more the game of what is able to contain. It needs to have to a footballer at the side that it commission , more, to attract rival and pursue them, to be able to he facilitate balloons to the attackers, generate game and, even, in occasions define he same. His good strike is a point very in favour.
It is a very regular player, that fulfils with quite a lot of solvencies his functions, but is not the profile that is looking for Xavi for his team. In this season, has been again an indisputable piece for the Wolves. Sum 38 parties in total, with six goals and two assistances. It has been very polyvalent, also, because it has played of pivote (28), inner (6) and also of head office in an opportunity. It is a player that, in definite, does not hide and that always surrenders.
Neves Leaves in the air his future
In the City Condal there is some dispute regarding the incorporation of Neves, because it is a player that likes to the directive of Joan Laporta and that have tried colar in the plans of the Barcelona trainer in several occasions. The last informations reveal that the club would be had to give the 'OK' to the operation, because it would translate in 70M in profits for the 'fair play'.
The last statements on his future leave 'fall' that there is something cooking of face to the summer, because it has left his future in the Wolverhampton in the air: "Always I will be happy here, whatever happens. If I go, I will be fan number 1 of Wolves. No only I say this, is what seat… [on his future of him] do not know what goes to happen… who knows, if I go me, go back again, never knows ", said after the victory to the Aston Villa by the minimum (1-0).