Barca president Joan Laporta has revealed that the club will offer its captain and head coach new deals
Joan Laporta puts the speculations about both Sergio Bosquets and Xavi to rest as he announces that the club will offer both of them new deals.
Laporta talks about his plans for the summer
Despite being knocked out of two European competitions this season, Xavi has led Barcelona to the summit of La Liga. Blaugrana are nine points clear of their rivals Real Madrid and have beaten them both in the Supercopa and Copa del Rey.
But Xavi couldn’t have done this without his former teammate Bosquets leading Barca on the pitch. There were many rumors and speculations about Sergio Bosquets’ future with both MLS and Saudi Pro League clubs being interested in signing him.
However, Joan Laporta has now put Barca fans at ease, announcing new deals for both Xavi and Bosquets.
“I have already thought about a renewal,” Laporta told reporters. “I think we should renew him [Xavi] because he has earned it.
“He knows the house. He knows Barca. He doesn’t ask us for crazy things [as per transfers]. He perfectly understands the situation of the club“
“We have talked about Busquets. He is essential in the dressing room, he has a way of playing that suits our system. Xavi wants him to continue.
“We have not made a specific proposal yet, but we will do it soon. We are evaluating it as a club to extend for another year.”
Asked what he felt Barca needed in future transfer windows, Laporta replied: “A left back, a centre back depending on the market, a striker and we’ll see if a midfielder [is possible] depending on what comes out.
“Up front we are missing a piece, but we must remember that our resources are limited.”