Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona), May 3 (EFE).- The Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, acknowledged this Saturday that he has spoken with Leo Messi to discuss his possible return to the Barcelona entity this summer and that the Argentine knows Incorporation is a priority for the Catalan club.
“We have very clear priorities. I would really like Messi to come back. He knows, I’ve talked to him. It would make me especially excited; not only as a coach, but also as a culé. Leo is a spectacular player, where he has gone things have gone well, but it is a personal decision and he would understand any scenario, ”said the Egarense coach.
From the press room at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper, Xavi acknowledged that “apart from Leo’s football priority is the defensive pivot”, although he avoided commenting on any other possible Barcelona signings. “I can’t say anything about names, the club knows my priorities,” he insisted.
In fact, the coach of the Barca team acknowledged being “awaiting” the final decision of LaLiga on the feasibility plan presented by Barcelona to design the squad for next season.
This “standby” situation, in the words of the coach, has prevented him from speaking with the players who may have to leave the club this summer: “I haven’t been able to do it because we may not be able to sign. The situation does not allow me to act”.
About this Sunday’s game in Balaídos against Celta, Xavi confirmed the ownership of Ter Stegen, who aspires to break the record for clean sheets in a league season, and stressed that his players will go out for victory “out of respect for the club ” despite not playing anything from the qualifying point of view.
“The team wants to finish with a good feeling, give a good image and win. Lewandowski’s top scorer and Ter Stegen’s record are at stake. We have much less at stake than Celta, who are in a delicate situation, but we want to do things well. The players have trained very well and are enjoying this stage, ”he assured.
Finally, Xavi assured “there will be no problems” to renew his contract with Barcelona, which expires in 2024: “The president offered me a renewal when we lost the Copa del Rey semifinal. I value the confidence of the club. The renewal will be this week or next. Hopefully we can be together for many years.”