Al Sadd are upset with Barcelona’s negotiating tactics for coach Xavi.
Marca says Xavi and Barca want a deal to be done, but Al Sadd are reluctant to allow the Catalan coach to depart.
The Qatari club are angry with how Barcelona have treated the deal as done while nobody has contracted them directly. At least for now.
Joan Laporta and his board know that they will have to negotiate with them to bring Xavi to Barcelona.
Al Sadd, who had remained silent on the topic, spoke on Twitter.
“In response to what is circulating recently, Al Sadd’s management reaffirms that Xavi has a two-year contract with the club and is completely focused on the team’s next game, to keep top spot in the league and defend the title,” the club posted.
Xavi himself has also avoided discussing the speculation publicly, with his team unbeaten to date this season.
“I’m very concentrated on my work with Al Sadd and I don’t want to talk about anything else,” he responded when asked about Barcelona.