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Barca reportedly leaked Xavi’s ‘blacklist’ to erode relationship with dressing room

THE PLAYERS, Annoyed, would have admitted it to XAVI

Xavi Hernández had in mind a real revolution in the FC Barcelona staff this summer. Various means have confirmed who would be the ‘smart black’ of the egarense for the 2024/25 season, information which would also have filtered into the locker room just before the last duel at Montjuïc of the season, against Ray Vallecano. According to the information shared in the ‘Tot Coast’ program of ‘Catalonia Ràdio’, the technician had to give explanations to the players distinguished as a possible descartes just before the duel of the 37th day of La Liga.

In this sense, the list of reductions included several staff references, with the aim of cashing out and freeing up a mass salary sufficient to be able to reinforce in the summer. The gentleman from Terrassa would have given his opinion to the director after having agreed on his continuity, but he then notified Deco of various movements necessary to return to building a team capable of pleading by all titles. For the former Culé coach, the priority was to add, at least, three ‘high’ reinforcements, between them a pivot, an extreme and a right side.

Araújo, De Jong and Lewandowski, among the heavyweights descartados by Xavi

Some of the “smart black” who arrived at the dressing room audiences included Ronald Araújo, Frenkie de Jong and Robert Lewandowski. The ‘charrúa’, the main one reported after the Champions elimination in front of PSG, remained without playing in the final stretch of the League due to alleged physical problems, which fueled rumors of his exit. With ‘Lewy’, for his part, his continuous fault outings of 15-20 minutes in the last parties also testify to tensions with the trainer.

In Frenkie’s casethe Dutchman was one of the best of the team in the 23/24 while he was healthy, but both the technical body and the directive thought that, thanks to its market value and its high index, its traspaso could be even more beneficial for the club than its continuity. Other distinguished referents were Ílkay Gündogan, Pedri, Raphinha and Ferran Torres, provided that a good offer arrives to sell them. Among the descartes, in addition to the already known (Marcos Alonso, Oriol Romeu and Vitor Roque), there would also be the Joaos.

The dressing room would be confronted by Xavi by his ‘intelligent black’

In the precedent of Barça-Ray, the distinguished players of the alleged ‘intelligent black’ turned to Xavi in ​​search of explanations and, like ‘Catalonia Ràdio’, the one from Terrassa left them clear that, in case the club intends to let them leave, he will be the first to inform themas it did in his moment with referents like Jordi Alba and Gerard Hammered, by who invited them to ignore the rumors filtered by the press. The egarense, yes, was also honest about the financial news of Barcelona, opening the door to any beneficial operation for the club, although always a prior conversation with each footballer. A few days later, the directive formalized the departure of the technician, the one who will not have an official farewell act.