Xavi tells Barcelona to sign Liverpool star as part of Camp Nou rebuild


New Barcelona manager Xavi has asked the club to bring Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara back to the Camp Nou.

Thiago had previously been tipped to be Xavi’s long-term heir at the heart of the Barcelona midfielder after his emergence from La Masia.

The Spain international left in 2013, winning 15 major honours during his seven years at Bayern before moving to Liverpool last summer.

Xavi however is keen on a reunion, according the Sport. The new manager has already discussed the plan with Barcelona president Joan Laporta with Thiago welcome to the idea of returning to tge club.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have already agreed a deal to bring veteran defender Dani Alves back to the Camp Nou.

The Brazilian won six league titles, three UEFA Champions Leagues and the Copa del Rey four times during his eight years at the La Liga club.

Elsewhere, Xavi wants to strengthen the club’s attacking options with Barca leading the race to sign Manchester City star Raheem Sterling. City are believed to be asking for a fee of around £45m for the England international.

Barcelona are also monitoring a number of options and would be interested in signing one of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Ziyech when the January window opens.


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