Despite the turnout of their campaign in the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona’s Joan Laporta seems to be working behind the scenes to change their fortunes in the Spanish La Liga. He’s been noted to be in okay terms with current manager Ronald Koeman, but there are speculations that the Camp Nou no.1 may be looking for other managers.
The name of former Real Madrid midfielder Xavi has been tossed around in connection with the reported situation at Camp Nou. The Real Madrid legend has also been very busy of late, creating a name for himself as a manager through helping Qatari club Al Sadd earn some major success in their domestic league.
The Return of ‘Cruyffismo’
Xavi, through his playing years against Barca, is best suited for the job. He is also the product of a successful La Liga side and will dispense valuable experience as well as bring his championship caliber with him. This early, football pundits are expecting him to bring a philosophy back to the club—‘Cruyffismo’.
A term given to a way of playing; this was said to be noticeably missing at the club with Koeman holding the reins. With the return of Xavi, there seems to be signings ready to commence which should tie-in closely with the said philosophy. That means Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati’s contracts should be extended.
Truth to The Update
It appears that Xavi’s appointment at the helm of Barca is a question of when, not if. The legend has also mended his relationship with Laporta. If ever he gets the job, the two players are of priority to be signed to new contracts and tied down anew with the Catalan outfit to form a strong relationship as wingers.
Dembele has transferred to Barca in 2017, when he signed in as a player from Borussia Dortmund and a replacement for Neymar Junior. His arrival at Camp Nou is something to be beheld by 12BET betting analysts; it wasn’t rosy, and he had been plagued with injuries between spots of fantastic play.
Ongoing Talks Despite Xavi’s Questionable Appointment
So far, it has only been speculations tying the Real Madrid legend to a club that’s been his nemesis throughout his career. In the case of Dembele, talks have been going on with his agent, Moussa Sissoko, but no agreement has been finalized yet. It remains to be seen whether Xavi will get his wish when he is appointed.
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