Spain star has been at the Camp Nou his whole career to date.
Mega-rich Premier League side Manchester City want to sign brilliant FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez next year, however not to play in the north west though, but for their soon to be launched new Major League Soccer franchise though, according to reports in the Independent.
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The Spain international has a contract with the La Liga champions that now only runs until June 2016, however, Xavi recently hinted that he may seek a new challenge in his career away from Camp Nou at some point in the future.
“Being tied to Barcelona is a privilege, but I don’t know what will happen in the future,” said Xavi.
And with City chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain both knowing the playmaker well from their time working at Camp Nou, it is thought that City are confident of being able to persuade Xavi to swap Barca for City in 2015.
However, if such a move were to take place, then the 33-year-old would be turning out for City’s soon to be formed New York City franchise in the MLS as opposed to the Blues themselves.
Xavi has featured in an incredible 699 games for Barcelona since making his debut for the club back in the 1998-99 campaign.