Xavi Hernández y Deco


Non-consensual signings and discards: This was the final rift between Xavi and Deco

Published:29/05/2024 - 22:43h

Updated:31/05/2024 - 08:23h

The breakdown of the relationship between Xavi Hernández and Joan Laporta had a similar outcome with Deco. In recent weeks, the discrepancies between the Egarense and the Portuguese over the market plan led to the coach's goodbye

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Xavi Hernández and Deco kept a cordial relation from the arrival of the ex international luso to the sportive direction. However, the affinity between both was mermando with the happen of the months product of diverse discrepancies andn what to signings and exits, mainly of face to the market estival next to begin. For the egarense, there were several reinforcements that never arrived, further of the financial problems of the club, by a refusal of the directive.

In this sense, the trainer and the sportive director began to distanciarse from the past month of January. The toneless adaptation of Oriol Romeu in the first stretch of the season carried to the míster of Terrassa to ask the arrival of another pivote. Nevertheless, the club preferred to advance the arrival of Vitor Roque, to the one who the technician preferred to incorporate in summer and the solution in the centre of the field was to put to Andreas Christensen as '5', a 'patch' that gave good results between February and March.

In accordance with the information filtered in the program 'The third temps' of 'Catalonia Ràdio', Deco posed the arrival of God Lopy (Almería) like solution 'low cost' for the pivote, but there was not green light by part of the technical body. In the straight final of the 2023/24, the egarense went back to signal the signings of a '5' born and an extreme like priorities, with the names of Martín Zubimendi, Joshua Kimmich and Nico Williams between his favourites, but the solution posed by the trainer finish forcing his dismissal.

The 'smart black' of Xavi that finished to break his relation with Deco

To concretise the signings that considered necessary to go back to build a winning team, Xavi posed at least two low keys: Ronald Araújo and Raphinha, beside Robert Lewandowski and Joao Félix. This generated an enormous annoyance in Laporta, as the same trainer had confirmed him a pair of weeks backwards his conformism with the Barcelona staff. In the case of Deco, the luso always aimed to names that represented a lower cost for the club, without sacrificing quality or hierarchy.

It was as well as the sportive director worked, with the seen well of the president, in the signing of Guido Rodríguez, a player that Xavi considered complementary. In place of Nico Williams, the ex mediocentro Portuguese also preferred options more affordable, like renewing the cession of Joao Félix or the arrival of Xavi Simons, also to loan. And, in case to negotiate by a traspaso high, names like Luis Díaz or Dani Elm also advance to the Basque extreme in the plans of the born in Brazil. All these discrepancies between the directive and the technical body propiciaron the goodbye of Xavi and the arrival of a Hansi Flick, apparently, had to work and adapt to what there is.

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