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Al Sadd release Xavi to Barcelona

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Qatar side, Al Sadd have announced that Barcelona have paid the release clause which will see Xavi Hernandes return to the Spanish club as manager.

The club made the announcement in a statement on their official Twitter handle monitored by The Punch on Friday.

The statement read, “Turki Al-Ali: The #AlSadd administration has agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract.

“We’ve agreed on cooperation with Barcelona in the future. Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success.

“Xavi informed us a few days ago of his desire to go to Barcelona at this particular time, because of the critical stage his hometown club is going through, and we understand this and decided not to stand in his way.

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“Xavi and his family will remain welcome in Doha, and our relationship will continue.”

The managerial position at Barcelona has been vacant since the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

It is currently filled on an interim basis by Sergi Barjuan who was before now the coach of Barca B.

Barcelona had announced that Barjuan will remain in the position until a replacement is found for Koeman.

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