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Xavi wants to keep the graduate of La Masia

Julian Araujo

Xavi is at the end of the current campaign, and Barcelona is expected to undergo significant changes. Xavi with players like Sergio Busquets perhaps leaving the team once his contract expires. While Gerard Pique has already left football as a career, Jordi Alba’s future is also uncertain. Xavi is in a tough spot right now for Barcelona.

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Despite the frequent changes, Xavi Hernandez is still to holding. Onto a handful of his seasoned players. Sergi Roberto is a single of them. The Barcelona coach wants to retain Roberto for another year, according to an ARA report. The Spaniard’s current contract at Camp Nou expires at the conclusion of the current campaign. But it seems Xavi is willing to extend it by another year.

This is owing to the fact that Xavi really admires Roberto. Especially in light of the latter’s expertise at the top level of football. The player has indeed appeared for the team in 328 competitive games while at Barça.

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What does the future of Barcelona look like for Xavi?

Given his flexibility, Roberto might always be a useful alternative for Barcelona, thus it appears that Xavi wants him to stay on the team. Given the absence of Hector Bellerin and the injuries to Ronald Araujo at right-back this season, the Spaniard has still played a significant role in the team’s success.

For his part, Roberto seems committed to continuing his career with Barcelona. In truth, the adaptable Spaniard aspires to lead FC Barcelona’s first squad, which is a real possibility if both Busquets and Alba depart the organization at the end of the current campaign.

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However, Barça has not yet made a decision regarding whether to extend Roberto’s contract. As the club tries to balance the Financial Fair Play (FFP) requirements and sign a few new players in the forthcoming January transfer window, perhaps a lot will be revealed in the future months.

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