The Qataris are angry at Xavi and Barcelona!

The Qataris are angry at Xavi and Barcelona!

Qatari Al-Sadd management is unhappy with Xavi wanting to leave for Barcelona in the middle of the season.

Xavi's arrival at Al-Sadd in 2019 was not so much an interesting first test for the young coach as an image move for the club's management and the country's prestige. All of this, of course, was connected with the upcoming World Cup 2022. And to tell you the truth, the Qataris are great at fueling interest in the tournament. Neymar, Xavi, Kafu, and recently Beckham himself signed a contract for 150 million euros.

Therefore, the departure of the Spaniard from the managerial post of Al-Sadd until 2022 was not part of the plans of the businessmen from the Middle East. But the nightmare that is now happening at Barcelona is forcing the club to take drastic measures and build a team from scratch. That is why they want to call the product of La Masia, who went through all the stages of development at Barcelona and became the captain of those legendary teams of Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique.

But, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Xavi spoke with Al-Sadd representatives and Barça representatives were not included in the negotiations. In Qatar, they are angry about the possible departure of the coach in the middle of the season and the fact that this is taken for granted. And at the same time, Barcelona themselves remain helpless and only watch the process from the outside.

The Catalans threw off all responsibility on Xavi in the hope that he himself would be able to sort things out and leave without pretensions. After all, earlier, the press attaché of Al-Sadd reported that no club made official inquiries regarding their manager. This is understandable, because Barcelona do not have the money to bargain for Xavi and pay compensation, as Bayern Munich did when they signed Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig.

And we can understand the Spaniard, who spent almost his entire career at Barcelona, loves this club and is willing to risk his career to get it out of a terrible crisis. But is this really the right time for such a serious challenge? Koeman also wanted to change everything and bring the project out of the crisis, to which, as a player, he gave six years of his life. But we all see how it ended up.