Busquets, recruits… Xavi takes stock before the winter transfer window – foot11.com


FC Barcelona continues its transition. After the departure of Lionel Messi, the Blaugranas began a period of renewal, both in terms of the workforce and the management. With Xavi’s arrival, the Barca DNA had to be found. Gérard Piqué, the club’s emblematic player, retired during the season. And Sergio Busquets should follow very soon, he who is announced in MLS.

Xavi, FC Barcelona coach (iconsport)
Xavi, FC Barcelona coach (iconsport)

« Busquets will stay until the end of his contract »

Asked about the Barca midfielder’s future, Xavi was very clear. The captain of La Roja and FC Barcelona should stay until the end of his contract, despite very strong interest from MLS clubs this winter. « Busquets will stay with us until the end of his contract in June. After that, we will see, it will be his decision ».

Moreover, Xavi did not hide his desire to see Sergio Busquets continue in the FC Barcelona jersey after the end of the season. « If things go very well, I will try to convince him to continue. » It remains to be seen whether the interested party will also want to continue.

Xavi announces a « calm » winter transfer window

At the same time, the Blaugranas coach was questioned about the winter transfer window. The Spanish press notably reported a desire on the part of the leaders to recruit the midfielder, in particular to compensate for a potential departure of Sergio Busquets, whether in January or at the end of the season.

A question to which Xavi answered without language of wood: « I think the transfer window will be calm. I’m really happy with the current team. » What to silence the rumors, the day before the opening of the winter transfer window?

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