A pair of noteworthy updates surrounding the potential appointment of membership legend Xavi Hernandez at FC Barcelona have been forthcoming on Sunday evening.
Suarez amongst the objectives
The topic of the bench on the Camp Nou has in fact continued to dominate the headlines during the last 24 hours.
This comes with the Blaugrana having slipped to yet one more altogether regarding defeat on Saturday night.
Simply days on from a 3-0 drubbing by the hands of Benfica within the Champions League, Ronald Koeman and co. made the journey to the Wanda Metropolitano, for a La Liga showdown with champions Atletico Madrid.
And, upon the ultimate whistle sounding within the Spanish capital, Barca have been solely plunged additional into despair.
The most recent in a string of abject, lifeless performances finally noticed the guests put to the sword by two objectives to nil, to slide to a lowly ninth within the La Liga desk.
Thomas Lemar opened the sport’s scoring early on, earlier than a well-known face condemned Barca to a 2nd deserved loss within the house of three days:
Luis Suarez has his objective in opposition to his former workforce! 🔥
With that strike in opposition to Barcelona, Suarez has now scored in opposition to all 31 LaLiga groups he’s confronted in his profession 🙌 pic.twitter.com/RHsBkqOCyT
— Premier Sports activities (@PremierSportsTV) October 2, 2021
In flip, with Barcelona’s hopes of mounting a real La Liga title problem wanting much less and fewer reasonable by the week, and the Catalan giants’ European endeavours having culminated in back-to-back 3-0 defeats, it ought to come as little shock to listen to that calls have begun to mount for Ronald Koeman to be dismissed with rapid impact.
The Blaugrana devoted have made no secret of their want for the Dutchman to be moved on, with membership legend Xavi Hernandez the favorite to switch him on the bench on the Camp Nou.
And, as outlined above, on Sunday evening, main developments concerning Xavi’s potential return have been forthcoming.
First, Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, out of the blue, reported that, throughout a gathering on Wednesday, Barcelona reached an settlement with their former midfield conductor to take up the reins on the membership.
It was subsequently added that Xavi might arrive at any time, both in January, subsequent summer time, or with rapid impact, relying on how Koeman fares over the approaching weeks:
🚨 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
Romero’s assurances, nonetheless, have since been firmly shot down elsewhere.
Taking to his personal social media platforms, Javi Miguel of Diario AS pulled no punches in merely stating that the information concerning Xavi is ‘pretend’:
— Javi Miguel Membership (@fansjavimiguel) October 3, 2021