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Xavi requests €2.5 million reimbursement and his staff’s salary from Barcelona

Xavi Hernandez’s reign at FC Barcelona has finally come to an end. Despite a bittersweet ending, with the club’s leadership not handling his exit in the best of fashion, Xavi continues to carry himself gracefully.

He has consistently demonstrated respect for Joan Laporta and his colleagues in public forums, showing no signs of harbouring any ill will.

In fact, there is no greater proof of Xavi’s genuine support than his desire to avoid becoming a financial burden on his boyhood club.

Xavi only asks for a minimal reimbursement

When news of Barcelona intending to part ways with Xavi broke out, rumours claimed that the club could potentially incur a significant cost to dismiss Xavi.

However, the 44-year-old is sticking to his word and will forgive a significant sum of money, between €11 and €12 million.

Now, as per Mundo Deportivo Xavi’s only requests are for the club to reimburse the €2.5 million he paid to terminate his contract with former club Al-Sadd and to ensure his staff receive the remainder of their payments.

Xavi has waived off his salary for the remaining year of the contract. (Photo by MANAURE QUINTERO/AFP via Getty Images)

This amount is relatively small compared to the €11 million he has forgiven, which will contribute to Barça’s salary fair play and thus would still not take a toll on the Catalans’ financial situation.

An agreement has been reached on the same and the manager will receive the €2.5 million he paid to get out of his contract at Al-Sadd.

As such, Xavi’s deal at Barcelona is now formally considered to be terminated.

Real reason behind Xavi’s sacking

Xavi’s press conference ahead of the Almeria game, in which he highlighted the club’s financial problems, appeared to cause the most outrage from the board.

Even so, according to prior reports, the club’s lack of faith in Xavi was the real cause of his firing as Barcelona’s coach.

All previous reasons given for his departure were merely smokescreens to conceal the underlying issue of mistrust between Xavi and the club.

In any case, the saga has concluded once and for all. Very soon, it will be Hansi Flick’s turn to bear the pressure on the hot seat.

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