FC Barcelona: Xavi Hernandez Should Remain with La Blaugrana

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IMarch 2, 2012

Xavi Hernandez
Xavi HernandezManuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

The Story

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is interested in signing Xavi from La Blaugrana for $107 million. The club has expressed an interest in paying Barca the $106 million in the buyout class to sign Xavi.

The latest news about Xavi was reported by AS with a h/t to Goal. It appears that PSG wants to sign Xavi in case Pep Guardiola decides not to renew with Barca.

Yoosof Farah (fellow BR writer) wrote an interesting article on why Xavi should sign with PSG. While there are reasons for Xavi to move to PSG, I think Xavi should remain with Barca.


Why Xavi Should Stay At Barca

Xavi remains under contract with Barca until 2014. He has an option to renew with the club until 2016.

Xavi can continue to contribute to La Blaugrana as a player and afterwards. He has been with Barca since an early age with a style compatible with the team.

Xavi could become another Fernando Torres with a move to PSG. The move could hurt his career in world football.


Speculations Affect Club

The speculations around Guardiola and Xavi could affect the remaining La Liga and UEFA Champions League season for Barca. It is better to leave the subject alone until there is an official press conference.