Xavi Hernandez and Barcelona, together again. The new contract is ready for the Spanish manager who won the La Liga last season, a verbal pact that will soon become official documents and club statements for Xavi with a new deal valid until June 2025.

The verbal agreement was sealed a few weeks ago, with Xavi showing immense patience and great intelligence waiting for the club to formalize the new deal for Financial Fair Play reasons.

Barça have invested the space left with the Liga for FFP in new signings by supporting Xavi with players like Joao Cancelo strongly wanted by the manager, but now with the transfer window closed it will be time to sign the deal with Xavi for one more season, as current deal expires in June 2024.

The club's decision has been very clear since last March: Joan Laporta wanted Xavi as new manager when Ronald Koeman had already concluded his experience at Barça and protected him for months, even in the most difficult moments after the elimination from last year's Champions League at the group stage.

With the excellent performances in La Liga, the club's decision was to proceed with negotiations with Xavi as early as March and reach an agreement as soon as possible to coordinate the summer transfer market with the manager.

The ideas are in the same direction. Barcelona believe that the team must play with offensive DNA, quality in power, a team capable of attacking and entertaining its fans like in the best times of the first Laporta management.

This is why Xavi has always been approved within the club, despite a major change with Mateu Alemany leaving his position as director and Deco who will have the power to make the most important decisions for Barça's future.

Xavi and Barcelona continue together but always with the club's demands for excellent results: winning is crucial for Barça, maximum support for Xavi but the need for results to proceed with a project that Laporta wants to be successful at all costs.

The signatures will arrive soon, a matter of days and Xavi Hernandez will be officially linked to Barça until June 30, 2025.

Fabrizio Romano is an Italian sports journalist. He was born in 1993, he lives in Milan and has over 30 million followers in total on the major social networks.


He collaborates with 888sport, CBS Sports, Sky Sport, The Guardian and has been a transfer market expert since 2011. He will take care of a column dedicated to some "Behind the Scenes" of transfers.