Barcelona manager update: meeting details, candidate holding out for Barcelona offer and Thiago Motta

Barcelona's administrative situation should at least move towards a resolution next week, when Xavi Hernandez meets with president Joan Laporta. What will happen next, no one, following the breadcrumbs that include Laporta and his teammates, knows what will happen.

This meeting between the two will not be just between Laporta and Xavi, but will instead involve the rest of the sporting committee, including sporting director Deco, who prepares a report on his performances throughout the season. There will also be unofficial advisor Alejandro Echevarria.

Word is that Laporta and Deco are still keen to replace Xavi this summer, but they will have to find a way to convince him to reduce his payments, rumored to be between €15-20 million including his staff.

Meanwhile, following Mauricio Pochettino's exit from Chelsea, former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has been suggested as a candidate, but the manager says Flick will not listen to any offers until Barcelona's situation is resolved. Meanwhile, Deco is said to be keen on promoting Rafael Marquez from Barcelona, ​​but Laporta and those around him are huge admirers of Thiago Motta, says Sport.

It appears that the former Barcelona midfielder will leave Bologna at the end of the season, after the Rossoblu qualified for the Champions League. All signs point to Juventus being his destination, according to reports in Italy, but Barcelona could be testing the waters of late.

Until Xavi's future is decided, there is little Barcelona can do. To some extent, Xavi has Laporta and Deco over a barrel, knowing that the Blaugrana would prefer to avoid paying €20 million to get rid of him, taking into account the financial situation. Maybe it's down to how much Xavi wants to continue, and how much he reprimands Laporta for his sudden loss of confidence.


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