Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez sent an indirect message to the team’s trio, in the match between Barca and its rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup Clasico that took place yesterday, Wednesday, in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, and the Catalan team was defeated by three Goals for two goals.
And the Spanish newspaper, “Sport”, revealed that Barca coach Xavi sent a clear implicit message to the duo Sergio Dest and Samuel Umtiti during the meeting, stating that they should leave and search for another team to move to in the second half of the current season.
In its report published today, the newspaper stated that the message came to the players without uttering a word, after he removed them from the list of the Clasico match completely, despite the coach pushing a number of young players in yesterday’s meeting.
And the newspaper continued, that Dest’s days with the team were numbered, in addition to a great intention from the Blaugrana administration to listen to the offers made to the player after Xavi lost confidence in the player’s abilities.
And she continued, that the French defender, Umtiti, does not object to the idea of leaving the ranks of Barca this winter, on loan, despite the fact that he renewed his contract in the past two days until the summer of 2026.
On the other hand, the newspaper “Marca” carried another implicit message to another player in the ranks of Barcelona, which confirmed that there is no place for the player Frenkie de Jong in the ranks of Barca.
And “Marca” added that the player must accept the idea of being the fourth midfielder in Barcelona, until the next summer transfer market comes.
She said that despite his participation in the El Clasico against Real Madrid, Xavi took him out between the halves of the match.