Not De Jong, the player Xavi recommends FC Barcelona to keep next season

By Emmanuel Mendez

Not De Jong, the player Xavi recommends FC Barcelona to keep next season

Xavi Hernandez spoke in his press conference about a player that should stay at Barca.

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Xavi Hernandez and FC Barcelona prepare to face Granada tomorrow in La Liga. The game will be at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys stadium. FC Barcelona could get close to the title race after the game between Real Madrid vs. Girona.

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Xavi spoke about the Real Madrid vs. Girona game today and hopes to take advantage of either team's dropped points. Xavi said, "The Madrid-Girona duel? What suits us is to win tomorrow knowing that the two or one of the two is going to drop points." FC Barcelona is third in La Liga with 50 points, while Girona has 56 and Real Madrid has 58 points.

This week, many reports suggested that Frenkie De Jong could be sold in the summer so FC Barcelona can raise funds to avoid breaching FFP rules and sign players for next season. Mundo Deportivo reports Barcelona sent Frenkie de Jong an offer to renew his contract until 2029 already three months ago, but the player has not yet responded. Clubs that are interested in signing De Jong are Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea. Some reports suggest that Chelsea are willing to offer Barcelona 100 million euros for the player. Although De Jong is a key player in the team, Xavi mentioned another player that should be considered a key player. Xavi wants the club to keep this player for next season.

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Xavi suggests FC Barcelona renew Sergi Roberto's contract as he believes him to be a crucial player in the squad

Xavi was asked about Sergi Roberto's future at Barca. Xavi said, "Sergi Roberto leaving at the end of the season? He is a great figure inside the dressing room. In the end, it will be his and the club's decision. My recommendation to the club is to renew Sergi Roberto's contract. For me he is an important player when he has been. So my recommendation is this, but they are personal decisions."

Xavi explains his absence and says, "Sergi Roberto, not training? He has played a lot of games, many of them he played with pain. Another player would have stopped, he wouldn't. Tomorrow, he will rest and be ready for the next game."

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