The emissaries of Barcelona in Doha (Qatar) to close the signing of Xavi Hernández as coach, the sports vice president Rafael Yuste and the director of the football area Mateu Alemany, met with the representatives of the coach, Arturo Canales and Fernando Solanas, before the Al Duhail-Al Saad, and his optimism contrasts with the reluctance of the Qatari club.
After this meeting, sources of the negotiation informed EFE that the Barça managers are hopeful in the closing of the signing between this same Wednesday and tomorrow Thursday.
But a few minutes later came a strong statement from Al-Saad CEO Turki Al-Ali: “We are committed to keeping our coach Xavi with us and we cannot allow him to leave at this delicate time of the season.”
This happened while Alemany and Yuste witnessed the meeting between the second and first classified of the Qatari league at the Al Garafa Stadium in Doha.
Xavi Hernández’s Al Saad, who has won all the league matches played so far, took the lead in minute 4 with a goal from Bounedjah and the players celebrated by hugging the former Barça captain.
Once the meeting is over, the negotiations are scheduled to continue. (EFE)