REVEALED: Joan Laporta’s key promise to Xavi Hernandez

Revealed: Joan Laporta’s key promise to Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez has made a U-turn on his future, and has now decided that he’d stay back at Barcelona.

The club legend had announced in January that he would vacate the Barcelona hot seat at the end of the season.

However, after meeting with the clubs top officials, Xavi has now decided to stay.

According to reports from Diario Sports Ivan San Antonio, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has assured Xavi there will be big signings this summer.

Laporta’s promise also made it a sweetener which was crucial to the decision that made Xavi decide to stay at Barcelona beyond this season.

Barcelona are expected to receive a transfer boost by reverting to the 1:1 rule that would allow them to sign players without any financial restrictions. If it happens and Barca sell a few players, the club will be able to go for some top class players in the summer.

Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste has revealed his delight that Xavi is staying back at the club.

“I am delighted because I have always defended the continuity of the model that we started two-and-a-half years ago,” Rafa Yuste told the media following the new decision made by Xavi.

“It was a friendly meeting, we talked about the club in the hope of making history again, which we will.

“We did not talk about changes at all. It was not difficult to convince anyone because Xavi has shown his enthusiasm. We must give him and his staff the support needed to continue with this project.

“Xavi is very excited about the project. He continues out of enthusiasm, because he is a Cule and because he loves us. There is a project that he wants to develop and continue. It is based on youth.”

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