Xavi Hernandez is going through a difficult period as the manager of Barcelona, as they were eliminated from the UCL just before the World Cup campaign, and the sequence of performance replicated itself after the restart.
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Barcelona may have hoped for a change in fortune when the second phase of club football resumed, but those hopes were shattered when the Catalans were held 1-1 by Espanyol in round 15 of La Liga, followed by a marginal 4-3 victory over a team from the third division.
They have completed the signings of players such as Lewandowski, Kounde, and Raphinha in a peculiar manner after raising funds through the sale of broadcasting and renting the ‘Nou Camp’ for events such as weddings and social gathering.
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With the winter transfer window now open, Xavi’s side appeared tense as there were numerous rumors about players leaving the team due to lucrative offers, and Barcelona’s elimination from the UCL didn’t help matters.
PSG offered $50 million for Dembele, whereas Manchester United was interested in reuniting with Memphis Depay. Raphinha, another summer signing, is also dissatisfied with Xavi’s treatment, which could lead to a transfer to Chelsea or Newcastle United.
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“We’re excited for the restart. We are back in a competition in which we are the leaders. The whole team is ready, and the problem now is with me because I’ve to pick the starting XI.”- Xavi said earlier
He does not want his players to leave Nou Camp and is hoping for a satisfactory conclusion to their La Liga title race with rival Real Madrid.
“We are who we are, and we are happy. This team are winners. They want to win, and they show me in every training session. I am very happy with what I have,” the Spaniard said.
Barcelona supporters will be anxiously watching the entire transfer window in the hopes that their team can keep the players they as of now own.