According to Diario Sport, Xavi is in negotiations with Barcelona to become the club's coach next season.
Out of reverence for
, the current manager of the Catalans, the discussions are being held in complete secrecy. However, it reaches the athletes, who are eager to learn about their prospects before joining their respective national teams.
Xavi is set to speak with Barcelona president Joan Laporta in the coming days, with the aim of the meeting being for the new Al-Sadd coach to justify his desire to bring in his own squad in terms of fitness and medical personnel, two pillars he believes are critical to a team's proper functioning; therefore the contract's terms must be settled upon.
Mateu Alemany, Barcelona's athletic director, was also approached for an interview. In Xavi's view, ensuring
's stability is paramount, with the rest of the team's structuring to take place after the Argentine star has made his decision. At the end of the season, the locker room expects to hear if he'll be joining the team.