In today’s edition, Le Parisien claimed the big-spending LIgue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain, will make an approach to take Xavi on loan for the 2015/2016 campaign. The Barca player confirmed last week that his association with the League would conclude at the end of the current season. He mentioned that he has agreed to head to Qatar with Al Sadd.
The Ligue 1 side are plotting a loan move for Xavi Hernandez once the Barcelona start leaves for Al-Sadd. Paris Saint-Germain plans to add Xavi by giving one year to Spanish midfielder.
Xavi said goodbye to Camp Nou after the final League game with 2-2 draw against Deportivo La Coruna. After 17 seasons, the Catalian midfielder is finally departing and he admitted that it was such a nervous moment. Saturday was a big day at Camp Nout as the players and fans gave a very special tribute to the player with the record number of appearances for the club. During his career for Barcelona, he had played in 505 games and gave 58 goals for Premier League side.
While the owner of Al Sadd is the brother of Paris Saint-Germain Al-Khelaifi, it gives comparisons to the shock deal which saw Frank Lampard spend 2014/2015 season on loan at Manchester City from New York City, and help them circumnavigate FFP rules. Ligue 1 side will use the same ploy that Manchester City made with Lampard. The Al Sadd and Paris Saint-Germain, currently having the same owner but maintain good relations.
On the other hand, Xavi has officially stated that he would not want to play for another European team due to the risk of playing against Barca. Previously he mentioned of not wanting to “bring another shirt in Europe,” and the star will go to Qatar alongwith much of his family including his wife, parents, two brothers and sister.