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    BBC Sport Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd



    Xavi began his professional career at Barcelona in 1998


    Midfielder Xavi will leave Barcelona this summer after 17 years at the Catalan club to join Qatari side Al Sadd in a three-year deal.

    The Spain midfielder, 35, has won eight league titles and three Champions League trophies with the club.

    He can add two more trophies at the newly crowned La Liga champions, with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and
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    "I couldn't have had a better career," he said. "It was a tough decision."

    His final league game will see him
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    against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

    Barcelona then face Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League final on 6 June.

    "We have a unique opportunity to make history," said Xavi. "I think the Qatar project is nice, and it's ideal for me. In the future I'd like to come back to Barca.

    "I had a very good offer to renew with Barca, but I didn't even tell my mother. I want to keep playing. I know I can still perform, although it'll be in a lower-level league.

    "Barca will continue to be great without me. I'm convinced."

    According to his agent, Ivan Corretja, Xavi would also become an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup to be held in the Gulf state, and look to start his coaching qualifications.

    The Spanish player has also represented his country 133 times - a record for an outfield player - and was an integral figure in helping Spain win the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.











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    Default Re: Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd

    what legend, seen the game yesterday on tv. he will be missed
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    Default Re: Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd

    Went to the nou camp a few weeks ago and he was a different class, so intelligent a player.

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    Default Re: Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd

    Class player, one of the best of his generation.
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    Default Re: Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd

    Sorry double post

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    Default Re: Xavi to exit Barca for Qatar Al Sadd

    it ashame he has moved on, everyone will miss him such a great player
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