Diario Sport say that Xavi counts on Martin Braithwaite and awaits his return from injury.
The head coach and the forward held a meeting and the conversation was ‘brimming with optimism’.
Xavi wants to make Martin an important player is confident that the attacker’s profile fits the playing style he wants to implement at Barcelona.
Braithwaite is expected to return back to action in January but he is working hard to return even earlier.
The newspaper claims that the Dane might recover and play for Barcelona before the end of the year.
The 30-year-old has been sidelined with a knee injury since September. He has two goals and an assist in three games so far this season