It was all the time going to be a check of Xavi’s managerial credentials to see how he may deal with gamers that he used to play with and would’ve been shut with, however within the case of Gerard Pique, it doesn’t seem like he’s going to tolerate something.
Pique has brought about controversy in recent times resulting from his exterior enterprise pursuits which can have impacted his type, whereas his well-publicized marital issues aren’t an ideal search for him both, so the latest reports are that Xavi had informed him he’s now not wanted on the Camp Nou.
Offloading the 35-year-old may very well be tough because it’s unlikely that any elite crew will are available in to match his wage, however CCMA are reporting that there’s progress within the seek for his alternative.
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Jules Kounde has confirmed himself to be the most effective centre-backs in La Liga over the previous couple of seasons and can be an enormous improve on what Barca have simply now, and it’s steered that talks are at a complicated stage over a deal that may very well be price round €60m.
The report additionally claims that Chelsea have a long-standing curiosity within the French star so there’s additionally an opportunity that this might pressure them into motion, whereas it’s believed that Kounde’s arrival would formally spell the top for Pique at Barca.
Kounde received’t flip 24 till later this yr and he would carry tempo and the power to carry the ball out of defence so he’s excellent for Barca’s model, and it seems like this transfer is now anticipated to occur.