Thiago Motta directing a Bologna match


Thiago Motta, elusive about his possible arrival at Barça as a replacement for Xavi

Published:28/01/2024 - 08:09h

Updated:28/01/2024 - 08:09h

Xavi Hernández's decision to leave the FC Barcelona bench in June generated multiple immediate reactions in world football. One of the possible successors of the Egarense, Thiago Motta, avoided 'getting wet' about his options of joining Barça

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The name of Thiago Motta follows sounding with strength in the FC Barcelona like possible reemplazante of Xavi Hernández in summer. After the own Xavi confirmed his exit of the club when finalising the season, the current trainer of the Bolonia referred to his possible arrival to the Barcelona group, a team that knows very well after his step like player does two decades.

"Me enteré that Xavi went of the Barça, yes, does some minutes said me this news…", began saying the Italian trainer. In this sense, added: "Bonds of the Barça for the future? Alive in the present. I am enjoying of my stay in Bolonia, only am centred in the present", this in the back press conference to the tie of his club in Saint Siro in front of the AC Milan (2-2).

Laporta Would decant by Thiago Motta in summer

After the elimination of the Barça in the quarter-finals of the Glass of the King in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, Manu Carreño, director of the chain 'BE', signalled to the current trainer of the Bolonia like the main candidate of the directive to replace to the egarense in summer. "If at the end it happened some cataclysm and goes before it finish the season, that seems difficult to day of today, here is Rafa Márquez heating the band", initiated his analysis Carreño.

To his time, added: "If Xavi finish the season, seems that one of the men of confidence of Joan Laporta, even above Rafa Márquez, eye to the name of Thiago Motta". The mandator culé had a good relation with the ex international Italian while it was player culé (2001-2007), although his signing closed during the management of Joan Gaspart. Besides, his representative is Jorge Mendes, with the one who Laporta negotiates permanently. This season, the Bolonia leaves seventh in the Series To, to alone three points of the zone Champions with a very limited staff.

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