Thiago Motta during a Bologna match


Thiago Motta is once again considered a possible replacement for Xavi at Barça

Published:19/05/2024 - 11:00h

Updated:19/05/2024 - 12:36h

Rumors about the possible departure of Xavi Hernández from FC Barcelona once again put Thiago Motta among the candidates to relieve the Egarense. According to 'Mundo Deportivo', the Italian's name has been heard in the culé environment in recent hours

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Thiago Motta goes back to be considered like one of the possible replacements of Xavi Hernández this summer. In the middle of the rumours on the exit of the technician egarense, the Italian would have been offered to the Barça, as it advances 'Sportive World'. The still trainer of the Bolonia also has sounded with strength in the Juventus like replacement of the recently destituído Massimiliano Allegri and, even, already would have received a formal proposal of the 'Vecchia signora'.

For the Barça, the 'option Motta' follow having in Deco to his main promoter, as long as Joan Laporta confirm the goodbye of Xavi. The Barcelona sportive director keeps his support to the continuity of the of Terrassa, but in case to consummate his dismissal would prioritise to go to by Thiago, to the one who knows very well after his go through the Barça (played in the club between 2001 and 2007) and whose work in the Bolonia has consolidated him like one of the big surprises of the season.

The group 'rossoblú' keeps third in the Series To with 67 points, the same that the Juve and one more than the Atalanta (fifth) with two days for contesting. Prpers having ensured the play European competition in the 2024/25, the club is to a step to complete a historical classification to the Champions, but the uncertainty on the future of his trainer is total, since the born in Brazil finalises agreement in June.

Motta 'Raisin' of the rumours on his signing by the Juve and postpones his final decision

In the previous of the decisive crash in front of the Juventus this Sunday, Thiago 'happened' of the rumours on an offer 'bianconeri' and left clear when will take a final decision on his future. " I will take my decision with the elder respect that I have him to this club, to my president and to my players. Next week we will seat us to speak and will communicate together the decision", explained the trainer.

In accordance with the journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Juve already would have done him arrive a proposal by three seasons, until June of 2027, but the ex mediocentro still has not answered neither signed at all. The past season, the technician of 41 years directed 32 parties in the Series To, completing the aim of 'save' to the Bolonia with a meritorio ninth place. In the 2023/24, the team has kept always in the high part of the table and already ensured to play, at least, the Europe League.

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