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Barcelona don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to signings, says Xavi

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Barcelona legend Xavi has had a bit of a pop at his former team and says those responsible for signings haven’t got a clue what they are doing.

He also says the Catalan giants have gone to sleep, and while they may be winning La Liga, other teams are off winning the Champions League.

Xavi was talking on a Catalan radio show called El Penalti de Radio Estel, and his comments make for pretty interesting reading.

“Madrid have this winning gene and Barca have slept, for years, when it comes to signings. Those who make the signings do not know what they are doing, and you pay for that.

“It seems Barca win [La Liga] titles, but the others [Madrid] are winning the Champions League.”

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He also spoke about the Champions League and how things went Real Madrid’s way in the tournament this year.

”Real Madrid had everything go their way,” he added. “Injuries like Neymar, [Arjen] Robben, [Jerome] Boateng, the referees, Liverpool’s most important player [Mohamed Salah] getting injured, mistakes from the Bayern and Liverpool goalkeepers. It is like a curse.”

Barcelona have spent heavily in the last two transfer windows bringing in Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Paulinho, Yerry Mina and Philippe Coutinho.

They look ready to spend again this summer, but it already looks like being another chaotic transfer window. Their chase of Antoine Griezmann seems to have turned into a saga, and while they may land Arthur it doesn’t appear that he will arrive until the winter.