Spain star to join Thierry Henry in MLS.
Barcelona midfielder (33) Xavi has accepted an offer from American team New York Red Bulls to join them after the World Cup. [sky]
— barcastuff (@barcastuff) January 16, 2014
BOOM! Xavi has definitely accepted to move to New York RedBull after World Cup, according to Sky Italy
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 15, 2014
Barcelona superstar Xavi has agreed to join New York Red Bulls after this summer’s World Cup, according to a number of reports.
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The Spain international playmaker turns 34 later this month but is still one of the finest players in world football and was named in FIFA’s World Team of the Year on Monday for the sixth consecutive season.
The playmaker has spent his entire career with Barca, making nearly 700 senior appearances, and would be a major coup for both New York Red Bulls and MLS.
Xavi’s honours include seven La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns, as well as a World Cup and two European Championships at international level. The pass-master also boasts numerous individual accolades, including the Player of the Tournament award at Euro 2008, as Spain finally prevailed on the world stage.
But the Catalan has seen his influence wane at the Nou Camp this season, with Cesc Fabregas increasingly taking centre stage alongside Xavi’s partner in crime Andres Iniesta. Xavi has recorded just one assist in 15 league appearances this term.
Meanwhile, in an interesting twist, The Daily Telegraph say Man City are interesting in making Xavi the marquee signing of their new MLS franchise New York City FC.