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Xavi signs new Al-Sadd contract amid Barcelona rumors

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The manager is ‘happy to continue’

Al-Sadd Sports Club v Esperance Sportive de Tunis - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Al-Sadd announced on Sunday that manager Xavi has renewed his contract with the club amid speculation he could return to Barcelona.

The 40-year-old has agreed to continue for the 2020-2021 season and has said he’s happy to stay on with the Qatari club.

“I am happy that the squad is complete today after the return of the remaining first team players, in preparation for this upcoming period and the resumption of the league championship.”

“I am happy to continue with Al-Sadd, and the team’s goal will always be to compete for all titles.”

Source | Al-Sadd

There have been rumors recently that Barcelona could turn to Xavi at the end of the season if Quique Setien does not continue. The club legend said recently he’s preparing to return to Barcelona but suggested after next year’s elections would suit him best.