FC Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez was tight-lipped when asked to shed light on his alleged meeting in Munich with Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland earlier this week, when responding to questions from the press ahead of Sunday’s Blaugrana clash with Elche in La Liga.
“I cannot divulge details, but I can only say that we are working for the present and the future of the club,” Xavi replied when asked about the matter. “I can’t say more, when I can, we’ll be the first to say it. For example, yesterday we announced the arrival of Pablo Torre.”
“We are a team, with the president in charge, Mateu [Alemany]Jord [Cruyff]”, added Xavi later when he insisted on his role in the recruitment of players. “They trust me a lot.
“I don’t decide things alone, no one decides unilaterally,” insisted Xavi. “It’s a group and I’m above all the team, asking questions, everyone having an opinion and then deciding. My role is decisive, but it’s not me alone. It’s about presenting the project to a player, the style of playing and not to deceive him, the city too.
“The most important thing is that I haven’t seen a single player say ‘no’ to Barcelona,” Xavi concluded, in the most important part of his speech. “Of course there are different circumstances, but that makes all the players excited to join us.”
Xavi’s point is backed by 18-year-old wonderkid Torre – who Xavi described as a “natural talent” who can “play in midfield, wide” and is “two-footed” while having “a great ball final” – on Real Madrid.
Although Barca are mired in over $1.5 billion in debt, the consolidation of Spanish talent in the first team which boasts internationals such as Gavi, Pedri, Eric Garcia, Sergio Busquets and Ferran Torres to name a few just a few makes Xavi’s team the perfect place. to be seen by national team coach Luis Enrique.
Before Barca could offer transfer targets the chance to play alongside the now departed Lionel Messi, but the appeal and appeal of Camp Nou is still a deciding factor in negotiations with stars such as Haaland as much as in Xavi’s time.
Yet the club also need to secure Champions League football, which they are on track to do next season given their possible rise to third place above Real Betis with a win over La Liga. road this weekend.