Barcelona news is dominated later this month by the presidential elections, and there is one outcome that will guarantee that Xavi Hernandez returns to the club this season.
According to a story in Marca, the former Blaugrana captain will return to Camp Nou in April if Victor Font is elected as the new president of the team.
Carlos Tusquets is Blaugrana’s new interim president, but elections will take place on 24 January, with numerous candidates running to succeed the departed Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The club elections will take place in a fortnight and Font has once again insisted that the former club captain will be involved in the club if his campaign is successful, initially in the position of General Manager with a long-term view to becoming the next coach of the club.
Xavi appears to be returning to Blaugrana initially to oversee football operations and would like to be first-team manager in the future, but Ronald Koeman currently holds the position.
Xavi has been strongly connected with a return to the club in recent months, currently at the helm of Qatari club Al Sadd, and indeed, after the sacking of Ernesto Valverde, former midfielder maestro Xavi rejected Barcelona in January over the management role.
The new article in Marca reiterates that if Font wins the presidency, Xavi will certainly return to the club as expected, although he must wait until the end of his current contract in Qatar.
That will be in April, and at that stage, if Font is indeed the president, the former midfield maestro will return to the Catalan capital.
Joan Laporta, however, has gathered a whopping 10,257 signatures at this point, fourth on the record list, and is seen as the favorite for the spot.