Friday, October 22

Contradictory reports emerge on Xavi’s return to Barcelona

Xavi Barcelona

A couple of noteworthy updates on the possible appointment of club legend Xavi Hernández at FC Barcelona will be released on Sunday night.

Suárez between goals

The issue of the bench at Camp Nou, of course, has continued to dominate the headlines for the past 24 hours.

This comes with the Blaugrana falling to another defeat on Saturday night.

Just days after a 3-0 beating at the hands of Benfica in the Champions League, Ronald Koeman and company. made the trip to Wanda Metropolitano, for a La Liga showdown with champion Atlético de Madrid.

And when the final whistle sounded in the Spanish capital, Barça fell further into despair.

The latest in a series of abject and lifeless performances finally saw the visitors killed by two goals to nothing, to slide to a humble ninth place in the La Liga table.

Thomas Lemar opened the match scoring from the start, before a familiar face condemned Barça to a deserved second defeat in the space of three days:

Xavi last

In turn, with Barcelona’s hopes of mounting a genuine La Liga title challenge that seems less and less realistic every week, and the European efforts of the Catalan giants having culminated in back-to-back 3-0 losses, it shouldn’t be a surprise to Hear that calls have begun to increase for Ronald Koeman to be dismissed with immediate effect.

The Blaugrana faithful have made no secret of their desire for the Dutchman to carry on, with club legend Xavi Hernández being the favorite to replace him on the Camp Nou bench.

And, as outlined above, on Sunday night, there have been major breakthroughs regarding Xavi’s possible return.

First of all, Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, out of nowhere, reported that, during a match on Wednesday, Barcelona reached an agreement with their former midfielder to take over the club.

Later it was additional that Xavi could arrive at any time, be it in January, next summer, or with immediate effect, depending on how Koeman fares in the next few weeks:

Romero’s assurances, however, have since been firmly rejected elsewhere.

Taking his own social media platforms, Javi Miguel of Diario AS made no effort to simply say that the news about Xavi is ‘false’:

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