The news pushing Robert Lewandowski’s departure from Bayern Munich to Barcelona continues and Xavi Hernández has once again come up against the potential deal.
This Saturday the channel Sports1 clarifies that the player and the club already have a verbal agreement for the next three years. Lewa has a contract until 2023 and turns 34 in August, but for the Spanish coach age is no obstacle.
“Listen, I hired Daniel Alves, who is 38 years old. It’s not a question of age, it’s a question of performance. Nowadays players take great care of themselves, each of them is a world. Look at Ibrahimovic (40 years old), Modric, Daniel, they all have a very high performance in the best clubs; Cristiano and Messi too. Age is not a priority. [Se um jogador] improves us, that’s the most important thing”, he analyzes.
“If we hire, it’s to improve. Age is important for maturity, but we have exceptions like Gavi, Eric or Ferran, who have already been on big stages”, he added, without wanting to quote Morata, also named at Barça.
Xavi agreed to talk about Frenkie de Jong, who was reported to be dissatisfied and outgoing. The manager said he was counting on the striker but stressed that the club’s economic situation could speak louder.
“Frankie is very important to me. He started in most games, except when he had to rest. But you also have to look at the economic side. He can score a season at the club, we’ll see,” he said. he declared, with the same argument, the economic one, valid for the decision on Adama Traoré.