Xavi linked with Barcelona
It is fair to say that FC Barcelona’s post-Lionel Messi era has not got off to the best of starts.
In La Liga, Barcelona currently sit down in 9th place having already drawn three and lost one of their seven league ties this season.
And, with both Madrid clubs looking much more solid, it looks very likely that Barca will once again miss out on La Liga this time around.
Elsewhere, La Blaugrana have had a nightmare start to their Champions League campaign.
Barca’s first Champions League group stage clash of the season saw them bested by German powerhouse Bayern Munich by three goals to nil.
Though not exactly what fans want, said result was not that shocking given the current struggles Barcelona are facing.
However, the fact that Ronald Koeman’s side would lose 3-0 to Benfica in their following Champions League game was pretty surprising.
These results have left the Spanish outfit dead bottom of Group E and facing the real possibility that they do not make it out of their CL group this year.
Following their poor start, the future of Ronal Koeman at the Camp Nou has of course been called into question.
There has been suggestions that Ajax’s Erik ten Hag could take over, whilst club legend Xavi Hernandez has also been linked:
🚨 El Barça pactó el miércoles con Xavi Hernandez las bases de su llegada al Barça para ser el nuevo entrenador. #jijantesfc Lo estamos contando en https://t.co/vrsj4XOUJL #barça #koeman #laporta #xavi
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) October 3, 2021
Xavi eyeing five signings
Now, recent reports stemming from Spain have once again mentioned Xavi in the same breath as the Barca job.
The names of said signings are not mentioned. However, the types of players Xavi wants is provided.
Firstly, a creative midfielder is said to be top of the list. Then, the World Cup winner is said to want two full-backs, one of which should be a versatile option like Sergio Roberto and then the other a more offensive player in the mold of Jordi Alba or Dani Alves.
Elsewhere, Xavi wants a winger who specialises in dribbling and a centre-forward.