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FC Barcelona News: 9 November 2021; Xavi unveiled at Camp Nou, Frenkie De Jong wanted by Man City

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Welcome back home, Xavi! - FC Barcelona
"This is not goodbye. This is see you later", said Xavi Hernández on the day of his farewell as an FC Barcelona player. Six and a half years later, at 1.39pm CET on 8 November 2021, Xavi held true to his word as he stepped out onto the Camp Nou pitch to once again greet the fans.

Xavi sets out plan to 'return Barça to excellence' - FC Barcelona
Hard work, rules and Barça DNA to return to excellence. Those are the main principles that Xavi Hernández has outlined at his first press conference as Barça coach. "I am here with a clear idea” he says. “And I want to get that across to the players from day one so we can get back to winning ways.”

Manchester City want Frenkie de Jong and Raheem Sterling swap with Barcelona - Football Espana
Premier League giants Manchester City could make a swap offer to Barcelona with Frenkie de Jong exchanged with Raheem Sterling. La Blaugrana have been heavily linked with a move for England international Sterling in 2022 after the 26-year-old slipped down the pecking order in Pep Guardiola’s plans.

Xavi set to change Barcelona physio department amid injury issues - Football Espana
Xavi Hernandez is said to be keen to improve Barcelona’s physio department amid a series of injury issues. The Blaugrana‘s physios have come under a lot of criticism and pressure this season amid an ongoing injury crisis. Over the weekend, Barca suffered another three setbacks, and it’s becoming all too common.

Xavi admits concern over current injury situation at Barcelona - Football Espana
New Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has admitted he is concerned by the current injury situation. The Blaugrana have been in the midst of an injury crisis throughout this season, losing a number of key players. Midfielder Pedri has barely featured this season, while Martin Braithwaite has been ruled out for much of the campaign.

Barcelona boss Xavi backs Dembélé to become 'world-class' - Football Espana
New Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez is backing Ousmane Dembélé to thrive following his arrival. Dembélé has flattered to deceive during his four years at Barcelona so far following his more than €100million move from Borussia Dortmund. The winger is still only 24 years of age, but injuries have hampered his career so far, and it has been no different this season.

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