Barcelona star Xavi could be on his way to Newcastle, or so the People newspaper is reporting today.
Xavi – Euro 08 Player of the Tournament on way to Newcastle?
They say that agents acting on the player’s behalf are trying to get him to the Premier League and that Newcastle United are on his list.
People Sport says the Euro 2008-winning Spanish midfielder is now unhappy at Barcelona, and doesn’t always agree with his new boss Josep Guardiola.
Xavi plays in central or defensive midfielder for Barcelona, which is the only club he has ever played for, and he has been capped 63 times for the Spanish national team, and started for Spain in Euro 08 ahead of Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas.
Xavi, who is 28 and stands 5’7″ tall, also played for his country at 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008 – so he has lots of experience at the very highest level.
He was named Best Player by UEFA at Euro 2008.
And the report is that he has instructed his representatives to seek out a move to England, so he can play in the Premier League.
Arsenal would seem a more suitable destination, with Arsene Wenger needing to bring in another midfielder, so if any big club goes after him, we cannot seeing him coming to Newcastle, where he wouldn’t even get European Football next season.
While we would hope this report is true, our common sense tells us it’s a little hard to believe.
But we’re very willing to be wrong on this.
What do you think?