Barcelona set to announce Xavi as manager after agreeing compensation with Al Sadd for club legend

AL SADD have confirmed Barcelona have paid club legend Xavi’s release clause.

The 41-year-old will return to the Catalan giants to take over from Ronald Koeman, who was sacked at the end of October.

Xavi's return to Barcelona has been confirmed by his club Al Sadd

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Xavi’s return to Barcelona has been confirmed by his club Al SaddCredit: PA

The Qatari club tweeted: “The #AlSadd administration has agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract.

“We’ve agreed on cooperation with Barcelona in the future. Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success.”

The Spaniard enjoyed a long and successful playing career winning 25 trophies for Barca, including four Champions Leagues and eight league titles.

Xavi also won back-to-back European Championships with Spain in 2008 and 2012, and won Spain’s only World Cup to date in 2010.

More to follow…

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