Barcelona legend Xavi's transfer to Al-Sadd was ready on Saturday. The 35-year-old will play in Qatar next season.
The transfer was confirmed by Al-Sadd first team coach Abdullah Al-Berik via social media.
- Al-Sadd has just managed to sign Barcelona captain Xavi and this is a picture of him with sporting director Muhammad Ghoulam, he reported via Instagram.
Barcelona has not confirmed the somewhat surprising transfer, but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated that the Spanish club will not stand in the way of a transfer.
The signing of Xavi is definitely one of the biggest surprises in the country that will host the World Cup tournament in 2022. The veteran has won the most trophies of Spanish footballers, 25 in number.
Al Sadd SC is number two in the Qatari league. The team is seven points behind Lekhwiya SC with three matches left of the season.
In recent days there have been rumors in the major Catalan sports newspapers that Xavi will manage the Qatar national team during the World Cup in 2018. This is not yet officially confirmed.
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