Barcelona hopes to announce on Friday the signing of Xavi Hernandez, the current Qatari coach of Al-Sadd, as the new coach of Barcelona, so that Terrassa can actually lead the team in the league derby against Espanyol on November 20.
Rafa Yusti, vice president of sports for the Catalan entity, and Matteo Alemani, director of the football area, decided to extend their stay in Doha for another day to close the operation with Al Sadd, as the agreement with the player is complete, as Xavi himself confirmed this Wednesday.
“I’m really looking forward and looking forward to going home”, Get to know the former Barcelona captain At the end of the Qatar League match, his team drew with Al Duhail (3-3).
However, Xavi stated that he has a current contract with Al Sadd and that he is there “small cancellation clause” That both clubs must conclude negotiations to confirm their departure from the Qatari club this week.
Contacts between the Catalan coach and his representatives, Arturo Canales, Fernando Solanas, and Al Sadd club president Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, Yusti and Alemani multiplied in the last hours.
And sources from the Catalan club explained that EFE They are optimistic about how negotiations will develop and that Barcelona has set the goal of announcing on Friday that Xavi will be able to return home.
If all goes according to plan, Sergi Barguan, who has been on the bench at Barcelona on a temporary basis since the sacking of Ronald Koeman, will captain his final match against Celta next Saturday as Barcelona coach.
As of Monday, Xavi will take over the leadership of the team, which will allow him, taking advantage of the break in club competitions due to the commitments of the teams, to have two weeks to prepare for his first appearance in the League, against Espanyol. At Camp Nou.