Xavi Hernandez - a legend of world football, a Spanish player who became one of the most influential and technically gifted players of his generation. He was born on January 25, 1980, in Terrassa, Spain, and displayed his football talent from a young age. Xavi became renowned for his outstanding passing skills and ball control. He possessed a unique ability to control the game on the field, distribute passes, and create attacks for his team.
He began his professional career in 1998, joining the youth team of Barcelona. Over time, he became an integral part of Barcelona's main squad and a product of the legendary La Masia academy. He spent 17 years at FC Barcelona, eventually becoming its captain and one of the main inspirations behind the "tiki-taka" style of play.
Xavi helped Barcelona win numerous domestic and international trophies, including 8 La Liga titles and 4 UEFA Champions League titles. He became the heart and soul of the team, and his on-field leadership was invaluable to Barcelona's success during that period. Xavi is also a key figure for the Spanish national team. With the national squad, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.
His intellectual approach to the game and his ability to create opportunities for his teammates made him an irreplaceable player for the national team. After leaving Barcelona in 2015, Xavi moved to Qatari club Al-Sadd, where he continued to showcase his skills and leadership. He helped the team win several national titles and became a symbol of football development in Qatar.
In addition to his playing career, Xavi has shown an interest in coaching. He has completed coaching courses and expressed a desire to one day manage his former team, Barcelona. Xavi Hernandez is not only a player of exceptional class but also a symbol of virtuosity, game reading ability, and leadership on the field. His style and contribution to world football will be remembered by generations of fans.
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that they will consider going into the market to compensate for Gavi’s season-ending injury.
The 19-year-old midfielder suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against Georgia while on Spain duty on Sunday evening, something Xavi denied had caused any ire towards Spain manager Luis de la Fuente for his handling of Gavi’s fitness.
Since, much of the reporting around Barcelona has been speculation over whether Barcelona would try to sign a replacement for him January. La Liga rules allow the Blaugrana to bring in a replacement for up to 80% of the value of Gavi’s wages.
“Substituting Gavi? There is nothing to announce. We will speak with Deco to see what we can do.”
“I am in contact with the president and with Deco on a daily basis. We will announce what we deem appropriate. They know my position and I know theirs and from there, it is about finding a consensus. Evidently we are losing a footballer for the whole season, and ee will see what we can do and we will see if we can bring someone in.”
One of the most talked about signings has been Vitor Roque. The 18-year-old Brazilian will sign for Barcelona next summer in a deal that could be worth up to €61m, but there has been plenty of reports claiming that Barcelona, and specifically Xavi, want to bring that move forward to January.
“This is not the time to talk about the market. We have Vitor Roque and we are looking at others. We have Rayo, Porto and Atletico. It makes no sense to talk about this. If there is news, we will announce it to you.”
The alternative option, by consensus of thought, appears to be to bring in a central midfielder. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been the most talked about option, butRead on football-espana.net