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Sunday,
12
January
2020

15:17

Barcelona fails in its precipitous negotiation and fails to convince the former soccer player, who prefers to wait until June

FILE PHOTO: Club World Cup - Quarter Final - Monterrey v Al Sadd SC

Xavi, during a match with AL Sadd.
Kai Pfaffenbach REUTERS

Nothing seems to go well with the government of Josep Maria Bartomeu, a bad man in recent times, when his meditative negotiations, almost always of a grotesque profile, conclude in the worst way. Neymar stayed in Paris After weeks of offers, travel and pitorreo. Carles Puyol did not want to know anything about the position of sports director. And now it is Xavi Hernndez, despite the interest of the former player for becoming a future coach of Barcelona, ​​who has refused to join the bench immediately.

Pretend that delegation sent by Barcelona formed by Eric Abidal, technical secretary, and scar Grau, responsible for the safe under his position as CEO of the entity, that Xavi, after two days of negotiation, now assume the position of coach. And this without the club having fired or even warned of their intentions to the coach, Ernesto Valverde. With the Barcelona leader of the league championship. Qualified for the eighth of the Champions after leading his group in the league. With the Copa del Rey still to start. And as a great trigger for the mess, the elimination against the Atletico in a Super Cup of Spain again after completing the best stages of the game throughout the season.

But Xavi Hernndez, after the meetings held during the last two days in Doha, has set the parking brake to the management team of Bartomeu. He has pending to play the final of the Qatar Cup next Friday with his team, Al Sadd. Nor has he been convinced of the rush with which Barcelona came to throw himself into his arms, seeking an immediate response, before this Monday, in order to settle Valverde's dismissal at the board meeting. Xavi, in addition, is the great electoral trick of one of the main opponents of the presidency, the businessman Vctor Font.

Contract until 2021

Xavi Hernndez, who has signed a contract with Al Sadd until June 2021, senses the risks of accepting the bench in a club with a twilight aroma. Hence he insisted on delaying the offer until next summer, where you can start a new stage in your own way.

But Barcelona was in too much hurry. So much that Grau and Abidal took flight back to Barcelona without having been able to convince in Doha the coach that Bartomeu had chosen, president and also sports vice president.

Valverde, who plans to return to training this Monday, continues to the expectation. The technician, beyond the results or the aesthetics of his game, the two Leagues won or the landslides in Europe, always behaves like a club man. Loyalty to its president, however, has not helped him. In a couple of days, its directive has managed to turn one of its main assets into a product that is not only expendable, but also disposable.

It is now Bartomeu's turn to decide if the operetta ditch this Monday, or if it shows that nothing has happened, exposing itself to a 'via crucis' until summer. The ridiculous, in any case, be impossible to make up.

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