Qatar football club, Al Sadd Sporting Club, have confirmed Xavi Hernández’s return to Spanish club, FC Barcelona as it’s new manager.
Al Sadd disclosed this in a statement on their official Twitter account on Friday.
“Turki Al-Ali: The #AlSadd administration has agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract.
“We’ve agreed on cooperation with Barcelona in the future. Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success.
“Xavi informed us a few days ago of his desire to go to Barcelona at this particular time, because of the critical stage his hometown club is going through, and we understand this and decided not to stand in his way.
“Xavi and his family will remain welcome in Doha, and our relationship will continue.” The club’s statement read.
Although Barcelona are yet to announce Xavi as it’s new club manager officially, the former Barcelona midfield maestro will replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month.