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Messi won't retire until he is nearly 40 - Xavi

Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by Goal.com24 hits

The Blaugrana legend has plenty left in the tank and will head to Qatar with his nation, according to his former team-mate Lionel Messi could play until he is almost 40, according to long-time Barcelona team-mate Xavi. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, 32, was in typically stellar form for Barca this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt t...Full Story »

Xavi: I had a big offer from Barcelona but it wasn't the right moment

Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by Marca.com24 hits

Xavi has explained why he turned down an offer from Barcelona in January. The former Blaugrana midfielder was approached about replacing Ernesto Valverde at the Camp Nou but preferred to stay in Qatar with Al Sadd. "In January, it wasn't the right moment," Xavi told Samuel Eto'o on the newly launched Spanish Instagram account of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (@roadto2022es) where they were talki...Full Story »

Xavi backing Barcelona to re-sign PSG star Neymar

Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com35 hits

Al Sadd coach Xavi has backed former Barcelona teammate Neymar to return. Barca are being linked with a big money bid for the PSG star. And former Barca captain Xavi told the newly launched Spanish Instagram account of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: "Footballing wise, he's in the top three or five players in the world, no doubt. "He can make the difference. "Let's hope he returns to Barcelona....Full Story »

"I have no doubts" – Xavi welcomes Barcelona return for Neymar

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by squawka.com24 hits

Barcelona legend Xavi has backed former teammate Neymar to make an astonishing return to the club, three years after he left for Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian forward departed from the Nou Camp for a world record £200m transfer fee in 2017, but has since seen his name consistently linked with a move back to Catalonia. Barca return for Neymar? Five things to know… 1. Neymar s...Full Story »

Barcelona make Mauricio Pochettino No 1 target to replace Ernesto Valverde after Xavi snub

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ernesto Valverde in the Nou Camp hotseat after club legend Xavi turned down the chance to return to his old stomping ground. Pochettino has been out of work since November, when he was sacked by Tottenham and replaced by Jose Mourinho just 12 hours later. Valverde is teetering on the brink at Barcelona and his problem...Full Story »

Barcelona's talks with Xavi to replace Valverde as coach confirmed by Al-Sadd

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2020 by Goal.com65 hits

Having previously denied that their coach was discussing a sensational return to Catalunya, the Qataris now admit that a move is on the tableAl-Sadd have confirmed that negotiations have begun between Xavi and Barcelona for the former midfielder to return to Camp Nou as coach. Speculation over Ernesto Valverde's future has reached fever pitch since Thursday's Supercopa loss at the hands of A...Full Story »

'Pep is a born winner' - Guardiola and Man City will now target Champions League, says Xavi

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Goal.com94 hits

The Spaniard believes his former teacher will switch the focus to continental football with the league now looking out of sight Pep Guardiola will set Manchester City's focus on winning the Champions League with Liverpool streaking away to claim the Premier League championship, according to Xavi. City have played one more game than leaders Liverpool and trail by a whopping 14 points on the s...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Xavi eyes Sterling signing at Barca

Posted Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Goal.com172 hits

Spurs determined to keep Kane Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has slapped at £250 million ($309m) price tag on Harry Kane in an attempt to ward off potential suitors, according to the Telegraph. England striker Kane has stated his desire to win honours, sparking fears he could soon consider his Spurs future. Levy hopes that by valuing Kane so high he can put off the likes of Real Madrid, Bar...Full Story »

Xavi's fury with the referee on his AFC Champions League debut

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by Marca.com142 hits

Xavi Hernandez was furious when the referee refused to award Al Sadd a penalty for a clear handball in stoppage time of their AFC Champions League match away to Al-Duhail on Tuesday. That game was Xavi's first AFC Champions League game in charge of Al Sadd, and he responded to the referee's decision by kicking a bottle which saw his shoe fly into the air. The Al Sadd players, including capta...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - How PSG got Xavi Simons from Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by 7M Sport278 hits

Man Utd go back to 6th again!       How PSG got Xavi Simons from Barcelona       Man Utd back to 6th again       Zinedine Zidane hates Gareth Bale so much he's using him as a referee in training       In Malawi, Nyasa Big Bullets FC player Hassan Kajoke got a chicken as man of the match award. Winner winner chicken dinne...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi: Neymar return would be incredible

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com80 hits

Barcelona legend Xavi is backing the move to re-sign PSG star Neymar. Neymar is eager to see the move happen. And Xavi said, "He would be an incredible signing. "But I see it as being difficult, honestly. I think it's very difficult. "We have seen so many things that I thought I'd never see though, such as PSG paying 222 million euros, so we'll have to wait. "There's no doubt that he's on...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi announces retirement

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by Goal.com113 hits

The renowned former Blaugrana midfielder will be hanging up his boots at the end of the campaign with current club Al SaddBarcelona legend Xavi has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of this season. The central midfielder currently plies his trade in Qatar with Al Sadd, who he joined in 2015 after leaving La Liga. However, at 39 years of age, the Spaniard fee...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi reveals his role in Qatar’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 victory

Posted Saturday, February 09, 2019 by Foxsports.com201 hits

Barcelona legend Xavi stunned the footballing world when he predicted that Qatar would win the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament - before it even kicked off. However the Al Sadd footballer played down his prediction and instead claimed that the nation's romping victory at the tournament was due to the years of work that went on behind the scenes to elevate Qatar football. "We must remember that ...Full Story »

New Xavi? Marco Verratti's stagnation shows PSG should have sold him to Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Goal.com184 hits

Paris Saint-Germain may have their Ligue 1 title back, closing it out courtesy of a remarkable 7-1 victory over Monaco on Sunday evening, but all is not well at the Parc des Princes club. Domestic domination is one thing but following the type of investment that owners QSI made last summer in brining Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to the French capital, more is expected. An exit at the last-16 stag...Full Story »

Barcelona signings do not fit the system, complains Xavi

Posted Saturday, September 02, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com198 hits

Barcelona signings like Paulinho do not fit into the team's system, according to legendary midfielder Xavi. The Barca icon, who won eight LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns in his glittering Camp Nou career, criticised the club's work in the transfer market. As the Spanish window prepares to close on September 1, Barca have lost Brazilian forward Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain aft...Full Story »

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