Barcelona’s Xavi to join Qatar’s Al Sadd football team

Barcelona FC superstar Xavi Hernandez is expected to announce tomorrow that he will join Qatar’s Al Sadd football team at the end of this season, individuals close to the midfielder have said.

His agent, Ivan Corretja, told the BBC today that the athlete – known to his legions of fans as simply “Xavi” – would also serve as an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup.

However, a spokesperson for Al Sadd refused to confirm or deny the development to Doha News, saying it would only be announced by the club “once the ink dries.”

Rumors that the 35-year-old midfielder was moving to Qatar have been swirling for months.

Xavi visited Doha with family in March and met with managers of Al Sadd, which announced on social media that he had signed with the club. However, the Qatar club later issued a statement saying the deal had not yet been finalized.
 
 
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Source News: Doha News
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