Xavi Hernandez to quit Barcelona this season, father confirms

| Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 15:50
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According to his father, famous midfielder of Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez has decided to conclude his long relationship with the Catalan giants as the season ends.

35-year-old Spanish footballer joined the club’s famous La Masia youth system while he was 11 and has developed into a central body in a magnificent era for them.

Xavi was accorded with his eight Primera Division winners’ medal at the weekend and will now be bidding for his fourth in the Champions League when Barcelona would face Juventus in the final in June.

Reports suggest that the match on June 6 in Berlin could be the last match of Xavi in the Blaugrana colours.

According to a report, Xavi is scheduled to declare the move on Thursday in a Press Conference, while his father Joaquin Hernandez confirmed the Cope Radio saying, “His ultimate dream would have been to finish his football career here (at Barca), but he is 35 years old and I think there comes a time to say ‘enough’ to the club. He was very fortunate to receive a truly impressive offer that allows him to continue to play football, to prepare as a future coach and rest a little.”

The final match of the Barcelona squad of the season against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday is expected to be the last at the Cam Nou for Xavi.

Paying tribute to his fellow player, Andres Iniesta on Tuesday said, “I am out of compliments. I will not find anyone at the stature of what he represents as a person and a player.”

The midfielder further added, “The figures, the years, the feelings, his way of doing things are beyond any words. He is a unique player, unrepeatable and has been fundamental at the club and with the national team. It is a true pleasure and privilege to have had my entire career at his side.”

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