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Xavi Tells Dembele To Stick With Barcelona

MADRID - Xavi Hernandez is as yet confident Ousmane Dembele will choose to remain at Barcelona, demanding the Frenchman would not be more joyful elsewhere.

Dembele's agreement lapses in the late spring and another arrangement is yet to be concurred, with Barca's arranging power hampered by obligations of more than 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion).

Recharging the 24-year-old's agreement based on decreased conditions would likewise permit Barcelona to enlist new marking Ferran Torres. Torres has endorsed from Manchester City however right now can't play because of La Liga's spending limits.

"I'm trusting that he tries," said Xavi in a public interview on Tuesday. "This donning project is the best one for him. He won't be as glad elsewhere as he is at Barca. We will see what he chooses.

"I'm quiet and sitting tight for news. It doesn't rely upon me. It relies upon the club, the player and the specialists."

The marking of Torres from City has additionally lifted the temperament at Barcelona, who moved to fifth in La Liga on Sunday in the wake of winning 1-0 at Mallorca.

They are presently a point behind Atletico Madrid in fourth, while Barca president Joan Laporta said on Monday the club are "back" and prepared to contend again for the world's best players.

"We are fifth and we're returning gradually," Xavi said. "We are chipping away at our style of play. The marking of Ferran Torres permits the fans to inhale also. We are working basically every minute of every day.

"We need to take cues from the president since it's a positive message to say that we are back. That is the attitude we need. Assuming we sink into hopelessness, that will not accomplish anything."

Barcelona play at Segunda B side Linares Deportivo on Wednesday in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey, a contest they have won multiple times over the most recent seven years.

Xavi said Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati are not yet prepared to get back from injury however that they could be accessible to confront Granada in La Liga on Saturday.

Sources: AFP


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