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18.11.2008 12:55

Laporta: “Barça and Xavi want the same thing”


Joan Laporta believes that negotiations about renewing Xavi Hernández’s contract at the club are “going along the right track” and he is confident that a deal can be done with the influential midfielder.

The FC Barcelona president explained that he is satisfied with the way the talks are progressing and thinks that there is good will on both sides to see an agreement reached. “Our technical secretary, Txiki Begiristain, is updating me regularly on how the negotiations are going and I believe that they are on the right track. I also think that things will go well because both parties want Xavi to continue with FC Barcelona,” he explained.

A key player

malaga_-_fcb_x10x.jpgLaporta is in no doubt about the importance of Xavi as a player to the club. “For us, he is a key player and is an example to every youngster that we have in the youth ranks,” he continued. “He is one more example of how Barça promote their players from within and shows that with hard work and determination anyone can make it in to the first team and become renowned in the game.”
Laporta: “Barça and Xavi want the same thing”

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Barça the only option
When asked about reports that Xavi had received enquiries from other clubs about his availability, Joan Laporta said: “I think that Xavi only has Barça as an option at the moment. He knows that we will do everything that we can, and perhaps even a little bit more, because we are talking about one of our own youth team products.”

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