“Whose name will Xavi bestow upon as Barca’s next captain?!”

The impending departure of Sergio Busquets from Barcelona has created a new dilemma for the team – finding a fourth team captain. But with the return of Messi adding to the uncertainty, many names are being considered for the position. Despite Ousmane Dembele being the logical choice as the longest-serving member of the squad, Xavi Hernandez could shake things up by naming Ronald Araujo or Robert Lewandowski as captain instead. As for Busquets’ successor, Sergi Roberto seems likely to take on the role. However, hierarchy has always been crucial at the team, and with Busquets gone, the player from Reus may well become the new leader. Xavi is known for valuing a player’s importance both on and off the field, so the top four could potentially comprise of Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Ter Stegen, and one other player to be determined next summer. The possible departure of Alba could also factor into the team’s captaincy situation, adding another layer of uncertainty.

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