“Xavi’s Ambiguous Plan for 2023/24: An Enigmatic Message Directed at Excluded Individuals in English”
This week, reports from ‘Sport’ suggest that Xavi Hernandez, the coach of Barcelona football club, will have some tough conversations with certain players. Those who are unlikely to make the cut for the next season will be asked to seek new clubs, as the team won’t be able to offer them much. It appears that Barca needs to let go of some players before they can bring new ones on board.
Despite Barca’s missed opportunities, they finally managed to clinch the La Liga title by beating Espanyol 2-4. The team also secured another trophy by defeating Real Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup earlier in the year. The Club celebrated both victories on and off the pitch, with a champion’s parade through the streets of Barcelona.
Barcelona’s hiatus from winning the La Liga championship lasted for four years. During the celebrations, Pedri pointed to Ansu Fati while fans chanted the Tenerife native’s name. However, it seems like the number ’10’ position has lost some momentum, and the club may part ways with some players, with a potential exit for a few, like Ferran Tores, Ansu Fati, Kessie, and Jordi Alba, before the end of June.
Reports also suggest that Barcelona will prioritize the departures of those who have played the least. Xavi Hernandez aims to streamline the process of parting ways by speaking to players who likely won’t make the cut. The coach will ask them to leave the club if they don’t want to see themselves on the bench.
Barca is aware that they’ll have to let go of some players to reinforce their squad. They’re currently keeping Messi, Gundogan, and Inigo Martinez in mind, but the club needs to reach specific targets in their viability plan and still requires league authorities’ approval to get there. The game begins, and only time will tell how they’ll fare.