Luuk de Jong
Luuk De Jong joined Barcelona as a loanee and has hardly impressed anyone since
After 8 games into his Barcelona career, just the one goal plus lots of misses, most Barca fans have already seen enough of the Dutch striker.
Ronald Koeman may tolerate him, but Xavi wouldn’t.
Ousmane Dembele’s time at Barcelona will come to an end quickly if Xavi were to take the reins.
The winger’s injury woes has seen him lose his initial sharpness. His motivation to wear the Barca strip has also been brought into question, since he’s so far refused to extend his Barca contract.
Roberto’s commitment to Barcelona has also been questioned a lot lately. Xavi would not hesitate to cut him loose from the first team if he was made gaffer today.
Moreover, there are numerous young midfielders like Nico, Puig and Gavi who Xavi would rather give a chance.
Xavi will not put up with the poor displays and lack of commitment constantly exhibited by Clement Lenglet at Barca.
The Frenchman is also becoming injury prone and has lost a yard of pace. Hence, Lenglet has only started 2 games for Barca this season. He won’t be Xavi’s cup of tea.
Another Frenchman who’d be quickly shown the door by Xavi is Umtiti. The centre-back is far from the player he was in 2016.
Xavi will find no point keeping him at Barca since he’s become match rusty and injury prone