“The clause of my departure at any time is wrong. I even have a -season contract and I recognize this settlement, and I also respect the reliable techniques of negotiation between all parties. “These phrases of Xavi HernandezAfter signing for two extra seasons with Al Sadd, they created some confusion about whether or not their new agreement sooner or later had a Barça clause or now not.
As well, As AS has learned from direct sources to the player, there is a Barça clause in Xavi’s new contract, although on this occasion some important nuances have been added, and hence qualify as “incorrect” that you can leave whenever you want.
And is that an economic penalty has been added in the event that he leaves for FC Barcelona, considered in any case as “relatively symbolic”By the sources consulted, and that also has the word of the owner of Al Sadd that he would forgive him if the case arose.
Hence, Xavi clarified that in the case of an offer from FC Barcelona, could not leave unilaterally as in the previous contractInstead, he would have to speak to the sheikh so that he would keep his word and forgive the penalty.
This economic ‘fine’ has been put as a mere contractual formalism, but that at Al Sadd they consider a high symbolic value, because if Xavi goes to Barcelona it will also be a consensual decision with them and not only accepted by the former Blaugrana player. In this way, they ensure full knowledge of the negotiations in order to act for the future when choosing a replacement for Xavi on the Al Sadd bench, among other things.
Another question is why he has agreed to sign two years this week and has not waited a little longer, to see what decision is made with Ronald Koeman. The answer is that Xavi ended the season with Al Sadd this Wednesday and has started his vacation until July 15, which will begin the preseason. Thus, the leaders of the Qatari club called on him to sign his renewal, his contract ended on June 30, before going on vacation.