Is Barcelona’s Xavi On Way To Newcastle?


Barcelona star Xavi could be on his way to Newcastle, or so the People newspaper is reporting today.

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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?

Comments welcome.



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201 comments so far

  • DanToon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Bullsh*t!

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  • bettyswollocks

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    hahahaha is it april fools?

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    ‘Is Barcelona’s Xavi On Way To Newcastle?
    ‘ – only if he’s having a short break on Easyjet before the new season starts.

    Would be nice though – stranger things have happend.

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  • ACD

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    hahahaha funny story! would be amazing if it was true but cant see it happening !

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  • toon1978

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    hahahaha BOLLOX!!!!!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    LOL

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  • hgjfkd

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhhahaahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahhaahhahahahahhahlol

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    hahahah my god if only – would that tick the midfielder box Spyro?

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  • looney toon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    HAHAHAHA cos xavi wants to quite champions league futbal to play wit us!! (however i fink he should 🙂

    wot nutters write this rubbish n expect ppl to believe them??

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  • Tom

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    I wish…

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  • Robert from Serbia

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Tottenham would take him our of our nose 🙂

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  • greg

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    LOL no chance

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  • The real big AL

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Anybody who booed smith at yesterdays game, shame on you!!! not true newcastle fans at all!! yes the lad has been poor for us but he has just got his head down and got on with it, he has never complained to the press, spat his dummy out or slagged the fans off, which i wouldn’t blame him for doing given the comments some of the fans on this site make. while he is in an nufc shirt we should get behind him 100%. to the boo boys – if you aren’t gonnaget behind your players then stay the f**k away from sjp, we don’t need or want your kind of support

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  • TerryMacsPerm

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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  • Wor Bobby

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Having said that, who would have honestly thought Shearer would turn down Man U, Barca, Inter and Juve to come here?

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Too old, too famous and too pricey for Wenger I would have thought Ed. My money’s on Liverpool picking him up if anyone in the Prem; he’s twice the player Barry is.

    Shame, cos if he did go to the Arse then we may have picked up Inler.

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #17

    hope its true but just cant see it happening

    xavi thinking after euros

    “mmm, i have just been voted best player in euro 2008 and play for one of the best teams in europe, what is the next step in my career? i know the premiership, who should i join mmmm let me think………NEWCASTLE UNITED”

    yeah ok someone is having a laugh here

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #18

    i think he might just about tick the midfielder box Faustino, however, we should really be aiming higher, how about Bullard? 😀

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  • Doug Costa Del Bay

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    @The real big Al

    Totally agree with your comment. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing yesterday at the match when the boo’s when up for Smith.. He has played his heart when ever he has got on the pitch, granted he is not the best but still puts his all in.

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  • toon 101

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    I can’t see it happening but would love him here though

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  • neozero

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #21

    seriously this is the greatest transfer bullcrap of the season…

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  • Marguerite

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #22

    100% agree Big Al, makes you ashamed to witness that.

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  • 51times

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Only in our dreams, or on PES.

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  • Norwegian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #24

    if this is true, then sureley Arsenal is his next destination. Maybe this can open up for Inler?

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  • Tommy

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Absolutely not a chance..

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  • darren grech MALTA

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    nothing is imposible if ashley wants to spend money to make newcastle challengers of the top 4.

    XAVI is a fantastic player and he will be amazing signing for newcastle united

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #27

    I’d prefer Iniesta if he’s available. lol

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  • domtoon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #28

    Never know, although, I’d put alot of money on this NOT happening. Ever.

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  • hitman

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    i dont think ashley would pay the money for him.shame like

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Darren – yes it is mate.

    No amount of money is going to convince Xavi, a player in the prime of his career, voted best player at Euro2008 and a player who just won said tournament, reached the Semis in the Champions league with Barcelona and, in essence, a player that could pick any team in Europe to play for, that the next move in his career should be to the toon unfortunately.

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #31

    Hitman – why? It wouldn’t cost a riduclous amount more than what Coloccini is rumoured to have cost or what we we’re prepared to pay for Modric. The simple fact is he would never agree terms with us.

    I wish folk would stop assuming the reasons we haven’t signed any of the world’s top 20 players at present is cos he won’t spend the money. It’s getting blo*dy tedious.

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  • hitman

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #32

    anyone read waddles interview,what do you lads think

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  • hitman

    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    faustino wages

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Xavi has a 100million buy out clause lol

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Waddles a d***head

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #36

    funny.

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Fair enough Hitman your probs right on the wages.

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  • Faustino

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #38

    I think Waddles agent has told him to ham it up a bit for profile. That 100 million quote is all a bit Dr Evil imo

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  • John B

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Waddle should shut up, he has been reading too much daily mail.

    No way xavi will come to us. Champions league teams will want him if he is leaving barca.

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  • hitman

    Aug 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #40

    i have no doubt ashley would pay top dollar for a player,but he seems to be a bit of a stickler when it comes to wages.

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