Why Xavi is disappointed with Barcelona ahead of pre-season

1 July 2022 0 By Total Football News

The reason behind Xavi Hernandez being left disappointed with FC Barcelona has been revealed.

Barcelona had a mixed end to the 2021/22 season. La Blaugrana missed out on the Europa League trophy after being sent packing by eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, they did secure a 3rd-placed finish in La Liga, which seemed unlikely when Xavi first took the reins last year.

Nevertheless, it was clear that if Barcelona intended to truly challenge for La Liga and compete in the Champions League in the forthcoming campaign, they required a productive summer window.

At the time of writing, though, little has happened in terms of incomings and outgoings in Catalonia and, according to ESPN, Xavi has been left disappointed by the lack of progress made by Barcelona in the transfer market thus far this summer.

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Barca’s pre-season will get underway officially on July 4, but Xavi was at the training ground this week for a series of meetings with sporting director Mateu Alemany and sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff.

In said meetings, he was brought up to date with the latest on transfer-related matters, but was left underwhelmed by the lack of concrete activity since the season ended in May.

On the outgoing front, Xavi is understood to have communicated to several players that they are no longer part of his plans. However, so far, not a single first-team player has left the Camp Nou this summer.

On the incoming front, meanwhile, the Spaniard drew up a list of transfer targets for the club to work on, including Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde, but such signings remain heavily dependent on sales and commercial deals.

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