Laporta And Deco Differ Over Xavi’s Future

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Joan Laporta is still convinced that Xavi could continue as Barcelona’s manager, despite Xavi’s recent statement that he won’t change his mind.

`Xavi had announced his plan to leave at the end of the season back in January, leading Barcelona to try to convince him to reconsider.

The team’s strong performance since his announcement, including a 12-game unbeaten streak, has strengthened their argument.

During a press conference before Barcelona‘s match against Cadiz last weekend, Xavi restated his position, saying: “I will not change my mind.” Despite the emphatic confirmation from the man himself, Laporta remains undeterred and claims that discussions about Xavi’s future will take place at the end of the season, with everything remaining “open.”

Laporta said via Mundo Deportivo: “We will discuss this issue at the end of the season. He [Xavi] is doing very well. He expressed himself in the sense in which he expressed himself, I understand that everything is open and everything is revisable. I understood that there have been circumstances that led him to do what he did. But at the end of the season, we will talk. There is time to talk about it.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s sporting director, Deco, recently stated that there are currently no plans to convince Xavi to change his mind about leaving the club, contradicting Laporta’s previous statements.

“At the moment, there is no plan for Xavi to change his mind; if there is, we will talk,” Deco said.

“The peace of mind comes from the results. The team is winning. We have already talked a lot about Xavi. It has been a personal issue. We don’t have much to talk about. We have to think about the games.”

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