Man United transfers: Barcelona star plays down exit talk
Man United transfers: Xavi plays down speculation linking him with a move away from Barcelona
Xavi has dealt Manchester United a blow in their reported pursuit of the Spain international by declaring that he wants to finish his career at Barcelona.
The veteran midfielder was linked with both a move to the Old Trafford club as well as a switch to Bayern Munich over the summer, but a transfer away from Camp Nou failed to materialise.
And the 34-year-old has now revealed that he would stay at his boyhood club for the rest of his career if it were up to him.
“If it was up to me, I would never leave Barcelona, but that decision will lie out of my hands. There’s been many times where I could have left but I’ve never been able to,” Xavi told Canal.
“I told the club this summer that I didn’t want to play for another club in Europe, I never want to play for someone else against Barca. I want to finish my career here.”
Xavi has made just one substitute appearance for Barcelona so far this season.