Umtiti wants a chance under Xavi before leaving and 3 more under-radar stories at Barca

Umtiti wants a chance under Xavi before leaving

The reliable Fabrizio Romano confirms Benfica’s interest in Samuel Umtiti. However, the Frenchman would like to first get an opportunity to prove himself to Xavi.

Barca target new head of medical service

Barcelona want to hire Dr Ramon Cugat as the head of the medical services after sacking the previous one. Cugat has worked with the club in the past, operating on many of their players.

Collado excited about Xavi’s arrival

Alex Collado is excited to have Xavi as his coach because he believes the coach values him, Esport3 claim. In fact, the 41-year-old wanted Collado at Al Sadd but couldn’t sign him due to the foreign player limit.

Since Barca cannot register him, the La Masia graduate will leave on loan in January and return in July.

Xavi to make final decision on Alves

The final decision whether to sign Dani Alves belongs to Xavi, Mundo Deportivo’s reliable Gabriel Sans claims.

The club’s technical area doesn’t consider his arrival as it could hinder the progress of the youngsters but a short-term deal remains possible

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