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31.10.2008 14:10

Xavi’s continuity "not negotiable"


Futbol Club Barcelona has denied reports in the press that in recent hours have been claiming that the club is seeking to transfer midfielder Xavi Hernàndez this summer.

Both the technical secretary and the current coaching staff, and with the full support of the Board of Directors, are convinced that Xavi Hernàndez is an essential part of the team’s ongoing plans.

There is such conviction on this issue that the player and club and in discussions regarding the extension of the contract that currently binds the two parties until June 30, 2010.

Having joined the club’s youth system over a decade ago, Xavi has enjoyed an impeccable career in the FC Barcelona first team, his football talents are widely recognised and his implication in the club’s project and values are simply not up for discussion.
Xavi’s continuity “not negotiable“
Guardiola’s guarantee
Pep Guardiola has emphatically stated that Xavi’s continuity at FC Barcelona is "non negotiable" and in absolutely no danger as long as he is on the Barça bench. “While I am manager, Xavi is staying here” he said, before adding that “there is nothing else to be said.” With those words, the Barça manager should have put an end to the debate.

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