Xavi expresses terms for Barca return


FC Barcelona legend Xavi has expressed his desire to return to the LaLiga champions and revealed which players he plans on bringing to the club.

The former captain rejected the opportunity to succeed former manager Ernesto Valverde earlier this year before the club opted for Quique Setien.

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While the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner said the opportunity came 'too soon' after his first stint as a manager with Al Sadd, he's now opened the door and stated his requirements for his potential homecoming.

In an interview with La Vanguardia, Xavi revealed the toxic environment around the club needs to be eradicated before suggesting he wants Jadon Sancho and Serge Gnabry from the Bundesliga.

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"I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty and who are very valid people. There can't be anyone toxic around the dressing room," he said.

"I am clear that I want to return to Barcelona, I am very excited. Now that I have seen myself coaching I think I can bring things to the players.

"But I made it clear to them that I saw myself in a project that started from zero and in which the decision-making was mine."

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Along with the Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich stars, Xavi claimed Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Luis Suarez, Frenkie De Jong, Arthur Melo and Lionel Messi would provide the spine of the squad.

Xavi won eight La Liga titles with the Blaugrana and featured over 700 times over 17 years before his move to Qatar five years ago.