Barcelona need to guarantee Xavi two key signings for him to stay

FC Barcelona's vice president Rafael Yuste (L) greets Barcelona's Spanish coach Xavi as he arrives for a training session at the Joan Gamper training ground in Sant Joan Despi, on April 4, 2023, on the eve of the Spanish Cup semi-final football match against Real Madrid.
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FC Barcelona have been able to turn their form around in the last few weeks, and have got some very favorable results that put them well in the race for both La Liga and the Champions League.

However, this turn in form does not change the fact, as yet, that Xavi Hernandez has already announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the season. Still, with the upturn in the team’s form, there have been news coming from the club that the Catalans want Xavi to continue working with them.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Xavi has not reconsidered his decision to stay at the club, and will do so only if there are some monumental changes in the situation at FC Barcelona.

One of the conditions under which Xavi might consider continuing at the Catalan club is if his team is able to win either La Liga or the Champions League, or if they compete well until the very end in these competitions. In such a situation, Xavi may consider staying, a decision his family would also prefer.

However, there are some other conditions that the Barcelona head coach also wants fulfilled, mainly related to the club’s ability to strengthen itself in the coming summer.

Xavi does not want to relive the time that he had to go through last summer, when very important operations had to be completed only at the last possible minute because of the lack of an FFP margin for the club.

Thus, Xavi wants guarantees that there will be money available to strengthen the squad this summer, and he will not have to rely on very inexperienced players, irrespective of their quality.

Xavi would ask for a midfield pivot and an interior, and his preferred options for the former position are Martin Zubimendi and Joshua Kimmich, while for the latter position, he wants Bernardo Silva.

Therefore, Barcelona will have to generate a lot of funds and do their work in the market if they are to convince Xavi to reconsider his stance and stay with the club beyond this season.

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